A Chair for My Mother

A Chair for My Mother

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by Vera B. Williams
     
 

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The jar of coins is full. The day has come to buy the chair—the big, fat, comfortable, wonderful chair they have been saving for. The chair that will replace the one that was burned up—along with everything else—in the terrible fire.

A book of love and tenderness filled with the affirmation of life.

The jar of coins is full. The day has come to

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The jar of coins is full. The day has come to buy the chair—the big, fat, comfortable, wonderful chair they have been saving for. The chair that will replace the one that was burned up—along with everything else—in the terrible fire.

A book of love and tenderness filled with the affirmation of life.

The jar of coins is full. The day has come to buy the chair - the big, fat, comforable, wonderful chair they have been saving for. The chair that will replace the one that was burned up - along with everything else - in the terrible fire.

A book of love and tenderness filled with the affirmation of life.

Author Biography: Vera B. Williams lives in New York City.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Zesty primary colors light up the pages of this Caldecott Honor book that relates the efforts of three generations of African American women who define a goal to help them recover from a disastrous fire. They have discovered that material positions can never define a family. However, one warm, cozy chair just may position the adversity squarely in the past and herald a more comfortable future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688009144
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1982
Series:
Rosa Series, #1
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
91,832
Product dimensions:
9.87(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet 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.

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