Ten Cents a Pound

Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung N. Tran-Davies, illustrated by Josee Bisaillon, is a touching back and forth dialogue between a young daughter and her hardworking mother, who earns ten cents a pound picking coffee. The work is very taxing but the uneducated mother is motivated by the thought of her daughter going to school and exploring the world beyond the mountains. The radiant illustrations reinforce the strong bond between the two.