On January 11th, Matt de la Peña became the first Hispanic author to win the Newbery for Last Stop on Market Street - beautifully illustrated by Christian Robinson. It's the story of a young boy riding the city bus with his grandmother, and wondering why their family doesn't have a car.
"Nana, how come we don't got a car?"
"How come we gotta wait for the bus in all this wet?"
"How come it's always so dirty over here?"