A Chair for My Mother
Vera B. Williams
A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.
Family Relationships; Single parent; Poverty; Kinship care; single mother; financial hardship; grandmother living with family
mother and grandmother
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
house fire; saving and investment; chair; neighbors; generosity; new home; coins
Williams, Vera B., "A Chair for My Mother" (1982). Diverse Families. 1946.