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The Hard-Times Jar / by Ethel Footman Smothers, illustrated by John Holyfield

Title: The Hard-Times Jar
Author:  Ethel Footman Smothers
Illustrator: John Holyfield

Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN:  0-374-32852–8
Year: 2003
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.

Source of Summary: Publisher