• A Chair For My Mother", written and illustrated by Vera B. Williams; published in 1982.  It tells the story of a little girl and her mother who lose all their belongings and have to save just to get a new comfortable chair.  They are thankful for this small comfort.
  • Coat of Many Colors, by Dolly Parton?
  • Luba and the Wren; by Patricia Polacco.
  • Thank You, Mr. Falker" by Patricia Polacco.  This is a story about a very special teacher who helped Patricia overcome a learning disability.  Bullying is a theme throughout as well.
  • The Luckiest Kid in the World."  Lisa Campbell Ernst
  • The Rag Coat, by Lauren Mills,
  • Tikvah Means Hope; by Patricia Polacco
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