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Chair For My Mother (A) - Cover
Chair For My Mother (A)
Vera B. Williams, Greenwillow Books: New York 1982
This is a sweet story about a young girl who works with her mother and grandmother to save money to buy a soft, comfy chair for the waitress mom. After a fire destroyed their apartment, this working class family has been making do with the furniture their neighbours brought them. The long-awaited chair will be a place for Mom to relax with her feet up, for Grandmother to gaze out the window at the city street below, and for the girl to sit on her mother's lap. One of the best family stories in the library. In an interview, the author once referred to them as Puerto Rican, but they could be any working class family in any town or city in America.

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Single Parent, Elders, Working Class, Latino American, Multi-racial Groups
Special Topics: Disasters and Emergencies
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice