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The Table Where Rich People Sit

by: Byrd Baylor

Publisher: Aladdin Books (1994)

$6.99

Staff Pick by comrade: QR

A family tries to put a price on the things that are most important to them about their lives, and determine that they are very rich. Ok... Sounds cheesy, but it is truly a beautiful book. I am not entirely thrilled about the need to see ones life through a capitalist lens, but I realize that that is a lens that many can identify with, especially when contemplating ones economic class. The family portrayed in the story is also not typical in kids books, or much media, for that matter. They have chosen to live a life outside of the 'mainstream' where they can follow work that makes them feel passion, and live a life in rhythm with their surroundings, and created by their own hands.