DIVerse Families
 
The Can Man

Title

The Can Man

Illustrator

Craig Orback

Publisher

Lee & Low Books Inc

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781620145777

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

The topic of homelessness from a child's perspective, with additional lessons about unemployment, savings, and wants versus needs.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Homelessness; Biracial; homeless man; transient; no home; mixed race; skin color; biracial family

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Afrian American / Asian

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Books for Children, 2010
Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Award, 2011-2012
Nominee
Charlotte Award, 2012
Nominee
Keystone to Reading Book Award, 2011-2012
Nominee
Show Me Readers Award, 2012-2013
Nominee
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

Keywords

charity; generosity; cans; money

Diversity Impact

direct

The Can Man

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