The Lady in the Box
It is wintertime in the city and freezing cold, but not everyone is inside and warm. Ben and his sister Lizzie know that there is a lady who lives outside in a box over a warm air vent. Gently told and powerfully illustrated in rich hues, The Lady in the Box deals candidly with the issue of homelessness.
PK-1; K-3; 3-5
Family Relationships; Homelessness; homeless woman; no home; displaced
Childen's Bookseller Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 1997, Honorable Mention, Best Treatment of a Social Issue
helping behavior in children; neighborhoods; helpfulness; food; clothing
McGovern, Ann, "The Lady in the Box" (1999). Diverse Families. 933.