The Can Man
Lee & Low Books
After watching a homeless man collect empty soft drink cans for the redemption money, a young boy decides to collect cans himself to earn money for a skateboard until he has a change of heart.
Family Relationships; Homelessness; Poverty; homeless adult; living in poverty; financial hardship; poor
Asian / Black
mother and father
Charlotte Award, 2012, Winner, Intermediate
Keystone to Reading Book Award, 2012, Winner, Intermediate
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2011, Winner, Grades PreK-3
Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Books for Children, 2010 Middle Reader
charity; generosity; garbage; recycling; skateboard; cans; skateboard; thoughtfulness
Williams, Laura E., "The Can Man" (2010). Diverse Families. 1702.