A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

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    Sweet, little Rosa often visits her hardworking mother at The Blue Tile Diner and helps out by washing veggies or filling ketchup bottles.  After they lose their home in a fire, Rosa takes her her meager earnings and deposits them in a large jar in their home hoping to someday buy a new chair for her mother so she can rest her tired feet after long days as a waitress.  
    My mom read this book to me as a child and even now, so many years later, I still think about it often.  It's a sweet story about a single mother raising a daughter, going through loss, and how they all selflessly worked to replace their belongings.

— Stephanie

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This classic and award-winning picture book was written and illustrated by the celebrated Vera B. Williams and was named a Caldecott Honor Book by the American Library Association. "A tender knockout . . . it's rare to find much vitality, spontaneity, and depth of feeling in such a simple, young book."—Kirkus Reviews

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 Chair for My Mother has sold more than a million copies and is an ideal choice for reading and sharing at home and in the classroom. "A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family."—The Horn Book

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About the Author


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.



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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780688040741
ISBN-10: 0688040748
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2007
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Reading Rainbow Books
 

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