DIVerse Families
 
Tight Times

Title

Tight Times

Illustrator

Trina Schart Hyman

Publisher

Puffin Books

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

1983

ISBN

9780140504422

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Poverty; financial hardship; impoverished family

Annotation

A small boy, not allowed to have a dog because times are tight, finds a starving kitten in a trash can on the same day his father loses his job.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

family problems; pets; animals; dog; cat

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

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