A joyous celebration of family, community, and the unifying power of music, perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street.
Nic is an aspiring musician whose life spans two different worlds–his suburban school where he wows his friends in orchestra, and the busy city streets of his home where he’s jostled by the crowd. Nic makes his way home from a busy day at school with a double bass on his back, the symphony of his surroundings in his heart, and a sweet surprise for the reader at the end of his journey. This is a sweet, melodious picture book about how dedication, music, and family can overcome any obstacle.
Andrea J.Loney is an award-winning author of children’s picture books. After receiving an MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU, she ran away with a circus, then she joined the Walt Disney Company. Currently a computer science professor at LA Trade Technical College, she’s been a volunteer for We Need Diverse Books. She’s also a 2nd grade reader/coordinator/curriculum development specialist for ReadingToKids.org. Her works include TAKE A PICTURE OF ME, JAMES VANDERZEE (Lee & Low Books 2017), BUNNYBEAR (Albert Whitman & Company 2017), and DOUBLE BASS BLUES (Random House Knopf October 2019).
Rudy Gutierrez illustrated Papa and Me, for which he received the Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration. He is the recipient of a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators as a Distinguished Educator in the Arts and the Américas Book Award for Pelé King of Soccer, among other honors. Rudy teaches at the Pratt Institute and lives in Bogota, New Jersey.
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