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Welcome to Baby Hostetter-Napeñas' registry!
Due: August 1, 2018
Shower: May 29, 2018 
Location: Massachusetts

Team Mariah

 

We're coming together to help build baby's first library!  Book recommendations are below, but feel free to go off-list if you want. 

Recommendations

 

Bookshelf Builder's recommendations are based on trends, newborn developmental needs, and the parents' own interests. 

Avoid Duplicates

 

Please fill out this form with the books that you bringing to mark them as "claimed".

At the Shower

 

Bring your books to the shower.  Please write something in the book so it can be treasured for years to come. 

A Chair for My Mother

A Chair for My Mother
Summary

Vera Williams tells of a young girl who, along with her waitress mother, saves coins in a big jar in hopes that they can someday buy a new chair for their apartment, the kind of chair her mother deserves after being on her feet all day in the Blue Tile Diner. Into the jar also goes the money Grandma saves whenever she gets a bargain at the market.

There hasn't been a comfortable place to sit in the apartment since a fire in their previous apartment burned everything to "charcoal and ashes." Friends and neighbors brought furniture to their new apartment downstairs, but no one brought anything big or soft or comfortable. Finally the jar is full, the coins are rolled, and in the book's crowning moment, mother, daughter, and Grandma search four different furniture stores, and after carefully trying several chairs, like Goldilocks, they find the chair they've been dreaming of at last.

Vera Williams enhances this story about family, community, and the power of working together toward a common goal with her signature folk art-inspired paintings.

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