Lucky Beans

Birtha, Becky

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Lucky Beans
During the Great Depression, Marshall, an African American boy, uses lessons learned in arithmetic class and guidance from his mother to figure out how many beans are in a jar in order to win her a new sewing machine in a contest.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co., c2010.
ISBN: 0807547824
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tadgell, Nicole 1969-


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Marshall’s mother tries to guess how many beans are in a jar to win a sewing machine during the Great Depression. It’s a touching story about keeping hope in hard times, facing discrimination, and using math in everyday life.

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Feb 13, 2015
  • CATLIN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Quick, easy, enjoyable and interesting read! Good cross curriculum book! Preschool to 6th graders.


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