Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen

Bias, Discrimination & Hate
Author(s):
DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
HarperCollins
ISBN:
978-0688152857
Year:
Bias, Discrimination & Hate

A boy spends the day with Uncle Willie in the soup kitchen where he works preparing and serving food for the hungry. The book is a straightforward fictional view of an urban soup kitchen, as observed by a boy visiting it with his Uncle Willie, who works there every day. It portrays the difficult lives of those fed (including children)—as well as the friendly, nonintrusive attitude of the kitchen workers toward them.

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