The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills (1991)




This beautiful picture book tells the story of a little Appalachian girl who needs a coat in order to attend school.  Her family is too poor to purchase one, so Mother sews a colorful coat from quilt scraps.  The little girl is so happy until her fellow students tease her about the “rag coat.”  Can she find a way to help these other children see its beauty?

If you’re looking for a book that deals with bullying, this is a sweet one.

Early Grade Reading Level, 32 pages, Published in 1991.

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Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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