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A Chair for My Mother
Contributor(s): Williams, Vera B. (Author), Williams, Vera B. (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0688040748     ISBN-13: 9780688040741
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2007
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Annotation: After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rosa, her mother, and her grandmother save their money to buy a big comfortable chair that they can all enjoy. Suffused with warmth and tenderness, "A Chair for My Mother" celebrates family love and determination.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Classics
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Multigenerational
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings
Dewey: E
LCCN: 81007010
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Series: Reading Rainbow Books
Physical Information: 0.2" H x 9.6" W x 7.7" (0.25 lbs) 32 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Family
- Catalog Heading - Classics
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Caldecott Medal, Honor Book, Picture Book, 1983
Review Citations: School Library Journal 02/01/2017 pg. 31
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 9761
Reading Level: 3.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save and save until they can afford to buy one big, comfortable chair that all three of them can enjoy.After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy. "A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family."--Horn Book.

Contributor Bio(s): Williams, Vera B.: -

Vera B. Williams began her career in children's books by illustrating Hooray for Me!, written by Remy Charlip with Lilian Moore. Her beloved A Chair for My Mother won multiple awards, including a Caldecott Honor, and "More, More, More," Said the Baby also received a Caldecott Honor. Vera B. Williams was the recipient of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award; she was awarded the 2009 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature; and she was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004. Vera B. Williams died on October 16, 2015, shortly before this book was completed.


 
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