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Vera B. Williams (1927–2015)

Teoksen A Chair for My Mother tekijä

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About the Author

Vera Baker Williams was born on January 28, 1927 in Hollywood, California. She studied at the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan and Black Mountain College in North Carolina, where she received a BFA in graphic arts. She co-found the Gate Hill Cooperative and the Collaberg School, in Stony näytä lisää Point, New York. She worked as a teacher and artist before becoming a writer and illustrator of children's books. She won a Caldecott Medal award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book award in the picture book category in 1983 for A Chair for My Mother, a Caldecott Medal award in 1991 for "More More More" Said the Baby: Three Love Stories, the Boston Globe-Horn Book award in fiction in 1994 for Scooter, and the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature in 2009. She was a member of the executive committee of the War Resisters League from 1984 to 1987, and served a month at a federal penitentiary for participating in a women's peaceful blockade of the Pentagon. She died on October 16, 2015 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

A Chair for My Mother (1982) 5,867 kappaletta
More More More, Said the Baby (1990) 1,332 kappaletta
Cherries and Cherry Pits (1986) 899 kappaletta
Music, Music for Everyone (1984) 540 kappaletta
Something Special for Me (1983) 420 kappaletta
Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart (2001) 339 kappaletta
Lucky Song (1997) 128 kappaletta
Home at Last (2016) 110 kappaletta
A Chair for Always (2009) 106 kappaletta
Scooter (1993) 81 kappaletta
The Great Watermelon Birthday (1980) 10 kappaletta
Five Stories 1 kappale

Associated Works

Home: A Collaboration of Thirty Authors & Illustrators (Reading Rainbow Book) (1992) — Kuvittaja, eräät painokset162 kappaletta
The Tribe of Dina: A Jewish Women's Anthology (1986) — Avustaja — 152 kappaletta
Hooray for Me! (1975) — Kuvittaja — 109 kappaletta

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Warning: adoption story of a gay couple.
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MamaBear297 | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 26, 2023 |
A Chair for my Mother is a story about a hard-working family that didn't have much. Mama works at a restaurant and each day she puts her coins in a jar. When the jar is full, they are going to buy a new chair since they lost everything they had in a house fire. The little girls tells the story of their house burning down and how they had to start over. People were so generous in giving them items for their home, but they sure missed their comfy chair. Finally, the jar was full and it was time to go furniture shopping. They found the perfect chair and were able to bring it home.… (lisätietoja)
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Nicolelochner | 240 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 18, 2023 |
A story of a little girl and her family saving money to buy a new chair after their family lost everything in a fire. Through hard work and time they save enough money to buy a new chair.
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ShannonK2023 | 240 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 2, 2023 |
This is a heart-warming book, telling the story of a little girl and her family who were saving up for a new furniture, specifically a chair, due to their old furniture, and everything else they owned, burning up in a terrible fire. Her mother worked at a restaurant and sometimes the little girl was encouraged to help her there, earning some money herself, by doing small tasks. Though it took a while to save up from their combined hard work of their family, it ended up paying off, as they eventually earned enough money to buy a beautiful chair-one they had been hoping and dreaming for. This story also displays a great example of how family and community members empathized with each other and donated items in which were needed, in order to help regain what was lost in their tragedy. Another quality about this story I found particularly impressive, is that the tone of the story was not dreary or saddening. The emotions and backgrounds of young children were really kept in mind as this story could have resonated with some children in a very negative way. Instead, the author chose to create a positive overall tone, which stressed the outcome that hard work and patience is rewarded. The illustrations also matched this positive tone, which also made the book feel very connected and drew you back to the theme.… (lisätietoja)
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AshleyNettleton | 240 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 11, 2023 |



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