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A Chair for My Mother

Title

A Chair for My Mother

Illustrator

Vera B. Williams

Publisher

Greenwillow Books

Publication Year

1982

ISBN

9780688009144

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

530L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Single parent; Poverty; Kinship care; single mother; financial hardship; grandmother living with family

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Undetermined

Family Formation

mother and grandmother

Awards

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 1983, Winner, Illustration
Parents' Choice Award, 2003, Gold, Best 25 Books in 25 Years

Keywords

house fire; saving and investment; chair; neighbors; generosity; new home; coins

Diversity Impact

direct

A Chair for My Mother


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