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Vera B. Williams (1927–2015)

Autor(a) de A Chair for My Mother

16+ Works 11,312 Membros 401 Reviews 4 Favorited

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Vera B. Williams

A Chair for My Mother (1982) 6,101 cópias
More More More, Said the Baby (1990) 1,375 cópias
Cherries and Cherry Pits (1986) 938 cópias
Music, Music for Everyone (1984) 563 cópias
Something Special for Me (1983) 428 cópias
Lucky Song (1997) 132 cópias
Home at Last (2016) 110 cópias
A Chair for Always (2009) 109 cópias
Scooter (1993) 83 cópias
Five Stories 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Home: A Collaboration of Thirty Authors & Illustrators (Reading Rainbow Book) (1992) — Ilustrador, algumas edições169 cópias
The Tribe of Dina: A Jewish Women's Anthology (1986) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
Hooray for Me! (1975) — Ilustrador — 114 cópias

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A girl, her mother, and her grandmother lost their home to fire. The community rallies around them, but the one thing they haven't been able to replace is comfortable chairs. The family saves up all their extra money to buy a big, comfortable armchair.
 
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KristenRoper | outras 245 resenhas | Mar 14, 2024 |
A girl, her mother, and her grandmother lost their home to fire. The community rallies around them, but the one thing they haven't been able to replace is comfortable chairs. The family saves up all their extra money to buy a big, comfortable armchair.
 
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KristenRoper | outras 245 resenhas | Mar 14, 2024 |
This is a heartwarming story of a young girl who lives with her mother and grandmother. After a fire destroys their old apartment, neighbors donate items for their new apartment. But there is nowhere soft and comfortable to sit. She wants to get a comfortable place for her mom to sit after working long days at a diner. So they all save up whatever they can in a jar and use that to go shopping for the perfect chair. This is the perfect book for a heartwarming read aloud that delves into the topic of community and caring for others.… (mais)
 
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TravisJ | outras 245 resenhas | Mar 2, 2024 |
 
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Obras
16
Also by
5
Membros
11,312
Popularidade
#2,076
Avaliação
4.1
Resenhas
401
ISBNs
199
Idiomas
4
Favorito
4

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