Weekend Book Review: Early Elementary

Last Stop on Market Street by  Matt de la Pena

Mindfulness is a word I think of when I read this book. After church Miguel and his grandma must take the bus home, Miguel questions why they cannot ride in a car like his friend. His grandmother reminds him that his friend doesn't get to see a coin trick from the bus driver. Throughout the story Miguel points out negative aspects of the things around him and his grandmother kindly reminds him to reflect on the positive. Great for teaching gratefulness and self reflection.