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The Can Man

Title

The Can Man

Illustrator

Craig Orback

Publisher

Lee & Low Books

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781600602665

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD630L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Homelessness; Poverty; homeless adult; living in poverty; financial hardship; poor

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian / Black

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

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

Keywords

charity; generosity; garbage; recycling; skateboard; cans; skateboard; thoughtfulness

Diversity Impact

direct

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