Shelter in Our Car (A Shelter in Our Car)

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Zettie and her Mama left their warm and comfortable home in Jamaica for an uncertain life in the United Sates. With Papa gone, Mama can't find a steady job that will sustain them and so they are forced to live in their car. But Mama's unwavering love, support, and gutsy determination give Zettie the confidence that, together, she and her mother can meet all challenges.Monica Gunning's moving and authentic story about homelessness in an American city was developed with the help of the Homeless Children s Network in San Francisco. Elaine Pedlar's strong and lively illustrations bring the story to life in vibrant chalk pastel.--from the publisher

32 pages         978-0892393084          Ages 3-8

Keywords: economic diversity, economic insecurity, poverty, immigration, immigrants, homelessness, city life, hunger, survival, family, mothers, new experiences, Jamaica, hope, Read aloud to five (5) year olds, six year olds, seven year olds, eight year olds

Read alike:  We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy by Maurice Sendak

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When her father died, Zettie and her mother left their warm and comfortable home in Jamaica for an uncertain future in the United Sates. Zettie's mother can't find a steady job so they are forced to live in their car. But her mother's unwavering love, support, and gutsy determination give Zettie the confidence that, together, she and her mother can meet all challenges. Monica Gunning's moving and authentic story about homelessness in an American city and Elaine Pedlar's strong and lively illustrations bring this moving story to life.--from the publisher

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