Christina Phillips-Mattson, PhD

Episode 6: Last Stop On Market Street & Thank You, Omu! | Diverse Books Series (Part 1)

Episode 6: Last Stop On Market Street  &  Thank You, Omu! | Diverse Books Series (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss two brilliant and beautiful contemporary picture books that feature Black protagonists: Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson and Thank You, Omu!, written and illustrated by Oge Mora.  Though each book is different in its characters, setting, story, and art, their underlying messages—of community, of service to others, of acceptance and celebration of diversity, and of inclusion—are the same.  We also discuss how by reading these books to our children and by showing them characters who may not look or live or worship or cook or play or speak exactly like they do, we are helping to increase the level of understanding, empathy, and compassion of the future adults that we need to change the world.    Click HERE for the TRANSCRIPT, the FULL LIST OF BOOKS mentioned in this episode, and all FREE PRINTABLES-- including a list of 50 DIVERSE PICTURE BOOKS to read with your child.      Click HERE to join our mailing list!  Get in touch via email: Get in touch on Instagram: @exquisitelyeverafter All other information can be found in the blog post for this episode:    If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!  Happy Reading!       Exquisitely Ever After is a podcast about reading children’s literature to cultivate kind, intelligent, and successful kids.  Host Christina Phillips-Mattson is a writer, educator, and mother of two little boys who received her Ph.D. in children’s and young adult literature from Harvard University. 

Duration: 42 min

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