Winner of the prestigious Newbery Award, this groundbreaking picture book explores urban life through the eyes of a young boy and his nana. CJ discovers that there is beauty, interest and excitement everywhere he looks, in this evocative story told through the rhythms and poetry of real life.
Matt de la Pena (Author) is the New York Times Bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of young adult novels and critically-acclaimed picture books. His short fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times and various literary journals. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches creative writing. You can visit Matt and find out more about his books at mattdelapena.com and follow him on Twitter at @mattdelapena.