"A Chair For My Mother" by Vera B. Williams is a children's book that has a message that transcends age restrictions. This is a story about a family (mother, daughter and grandmother) who loose most of their possessions in a fire, and a community and extended family who rally together and help them replace some of their lost items. What the family really really wants, though, is a comfortable chair ALL of them can enjoy. This is a family who lives from paycheck to paycheck, so can't just go out and get what they are missing. Mom is a waitress who brings home a large glass jar and puts her tips into the jar every night. Grandma saves the change from her purchases to add to the jar. Rosa, the little girl, goes to the diner where her mom works and helps out now and then, and adds her coins to the big jar. This is a touching and lovely story about the strength of a family that works together to recover -- and it takes time. This is a really powerful story about delayed gratification that high school readers appreciate and love for its simple but important lesson for all ages. Feedback about item purchased is really appreciated and I invite you to become a follower so you receive notices of SALES, FREEBIES and new items posted). Thank you!