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A Chair for My Mother by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC WIL
Publication Date: 1982-10-01
After their house is burned, the love, hope, and dreams of a mother and daughter triumph over the tragedy.
A Different Pond by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC PHI
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
Acclaimed poet Bao Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new. A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao’s father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.
Call Number: Lower School Library 362.5 WOL
Publication Date: 1995
A first-person narrative and full-color photographs tell the story of young, hope-filled Mikey and his family and their stay in an emergency shelter and at New York City's Henry Street Settlement Urban Family Center.
Last Stop on Market Street by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC DEL
Publication Date: 2015-01-08
A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
A Shelter in Our Car by
Publication Date: 2004-01-16
Since she left Jamaica for America after her father died, Zettie lives in a car with her mother while they both go to school and plan for a real home.
The Table Where Rich People Sit by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC BAY
Publication Date: 1994-09-01
A girl discovers that her impoverished family is rich in things that matter in life, especially being outdoors and experiencing nature.
Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC DIS
Publication Date: 1997-04-24
"A straightforward fictional view of an urban soup kitchen, as observed by a boy visiting it with his 'Uncle Willie,' who works there every day....The difficult lives of those fed (including children)--as well as the friendly, nonintrusive attitude of the kitchen workers toward them--are presented sensitively but without sentimentality.
What Is Given from the Heart by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC MCK
Publication Date: 2019-01-08
Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, seven, whose family lost everything in a fire.
Someplace to Go by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC TES
Publication Date: 1996-01-01
Davey describes how he spends his time after school trying to keep safe and warm until he can meet his mother and older brother when the shelter opens at eight o'clock.