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de la Pena's descriptions of that subway and its passengers so vividly conjure up images of NYC I was reminded almost too strongly of my long ago morning commute. Maybe that boy in a suit has servants and gourmet crust-free sandwich squares waiting for him at home. Readers of Milo Imagines the World will feel compassion stacked on top of heartache on top of humility on top of hope. But I still gasped, grinned, and cheered when I saw, on the subway platform, a child using a wheelchair.

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Milo sees many different people like the whiskered man, a boy in a suit, a woman in a wedding dress, and break dancers. Curiously, Milo’s colorful drawings on the left side of the title page show a parade of people walking down the street with a butterfly and two birds flying around but also with animals unlikely to appear on a city street: a giraffe, a rhino, and a flamingo on a leash, held by someone wearing a green ballcap and bowtie. Two rock star artists collaborate, but as with all of de la Pena’s picture book work (he also does YA, that I am more familiar with and like better), this is too long, has too many words for what it needs.Along the way he imagines the lives of fellow passengers and draws pictures of them -- going home to their pets, living in a castle, getting married, etc. Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson once again deliver a hugely powerful and enjoyable picture book, full of rich details both to look at and to talk about. The final page unites the characters from earlier pages with a reassuring message for readers: “Just because the sun has set, / doesn’t mean it will not rise. We get a full understanding of Milo by the end of the story where we read how he feels while hugging his family.

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But when Milo gets off the train, he is surprised to find that White boy heading to the same destination as him. We have to remember that when we meet each other in the world and we have to get better at seeing with more than just our eyes. But when the boy in the suit gets off on the same stop as Milo–walking the same path, going to the exact same place–Milo realizes that you can’t really know anyone just by looking at them.This beautiful book from the dynamo team behind Last Stop on Market Street have batted another one clean out of the park. During the ride there, he observes his fellow passengers—men, women, and kids he's never seen and may never again—and draws pictures of what their lives may be like.

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Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. We could use some reminding that the circumstances we find ourselves in and the choices, good or bad, that led us there are not the only thing that defines us. Milo's lesson as he sees the little boy, who he assumed based on how he looked was nothing like him at all, run up to hug his own orange jumpsuit wearing mom is that it doesn't matter what you're wearing or what expression you have on your face or how well your hair is combed. In MILO IMAGINES THE WORLD, he is on a long subway ride with his sister and he is very nervous about the destination in which he is going.Find out about the latest book in the 'Girl, Missing' series, Secret Sister, in this short video by author Sophie McKenzie. Just because I’m dirty, / doesn’t mean I can’t get clean” is paired with an image of a youngster taking a bath while another character (possibly an older sibling) sits nearby, smiling.

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