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Vera B. Williams (1927–2015)

Forfatter af A Chair for My Mother

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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Værker af Vera B. Williams

A Chair for My Mother (1982) 5,970 eksemplarer
More More More, Said the Baby (1990) 1,356 eksemplarer
Cherries and Cherry Pits (1986) 908 eksemplarer
Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe (1981) 697 eksemplarer
Music, Music for Everyone (1984) 545 eksemplarer
Something Special for Me (1983) 425 eksemplarer
Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea (1988) 396 eksemplarer
Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart (2001) 340 eksemplarer
Lucky Song (1997) 130 eksemplarer
Home at Last (2016) 111 eksemplarer
A Chair for Always (2009) 108 eksemplarer
Scooter (1993) 83 eksemplarer
The Great Watermelon Birthday (1980) 8 eksemplarer
Five Stories 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Home: A Collaboration of Thirty Authors & Illustrators (Reading Rainbow Book) (1992) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver166 eksemplarer
The Tribe of Dina: A Jewish Women's Anthology (1986) — Bidragyder — 156 eksemplarer
Hooray for Me! (1975) — Illustrator — 110 eksemplarer

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pattym21 | 242 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: K - 3rd Grade
Awards: Caldecott Honor Award (1983)
vflore21 | 242 andre anmeldelser | Dec 5, 2023 |
EducatingParents.org rating: Caution - Read With Care
Warning: adoption story of a gay couple.
MamaBearLendingDen | 16 andre anmeldelser | 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.… (mere)
Nicolelochner | 242 andre anmeldelser | Feb 18, 2023 |



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