Title: The Hard-Times Jar
Author: Ethel Footman Smothers
Illustrator: John Holyfield
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 3.8
Concepts: migrant workers, child schooling, child work, scarcity, resources
Summary: Emma, the daughter of poor migrant workers, longs to own a real book, and when she turns eight and must attend school for the first time, she is amazed to discover a whole library in her classroom.
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