Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will bring the award-winning book Last Stop on Market Street to life at several North Central Regional Library branches this month.
It is a story of a young boy riding a city bus with his grandmother and questioning why they don't have a car. As they interact with fellow passengers, CJ's grandmother helps him to see the beauty in the world around him.
In one scene, as they step off the bus into a run-down neighborhood where they will serve meals to people in need, CJ asked his grandmother, "How come it's always so dirty over here?" She smiled and pointed to the sky. "Sometimes when you're surrounded by dirt, CJ, you're a better witness for what's beautiful."
Earlier this year, Last Stop on Market Street was awarded one of the highest honors in children's books — the John Newberry Medal for literature — and also received a Caldecott honor for illustration. Author Matt de la Peña is the first Hispanic author to win the Newberry.
The full schedule of performances can be found on our online calendar, as well as below:
Monday, Dec. 19
Ephrata Public Library, 2 p.m.
Moses Lake Public Library, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 20
Leavenworth Public Library, 10 a.m.
Wenatchee Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 21
Chelan Public Library, 11 a.m.
Brewster Public Library, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 22
Omak Public Library, 10 a.m.
Twisp Public Library, 3 p.m.