The Table Where Rich People Sit by Byrd Baylor
Mountain girl is trying to make her parents see how poor they are. She has called a family council to discuss the matter. Does she ask about her brothers' worn-out shoes? Or how his pants are all patched up? They have a homemade, scratched up table not a fancy one from a store. Her mother and father make great arguments for being rich just the way they are. They decide to keep track of the monetary value of things the things they value most.
This little book is so uplifting and it makes you notice how lucky you are.
I’m In Charge of Celebrations by Byrd Baylor
Byrd Baylor describes things to celebrate in life in the southwest desert where she lives. Let us all look for things in our lives that we can celebrate and maybe even write down our own celebrations. Some of the things I celebrate when the quail visit my back yard. I celebrate the day the quail brought all thirteen tiny chicks to eat seed for the first time. I celebrate the day the first crocus blooms every year. Look for things you can celebrate in your own lives.