Armando and the Blue Tarp School

By The Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

The authors do an excellent job communicating the difficult living conditions of the most vulnerable of the poor–children who work rather than go to school and live in shacks alongside the dump. . . . This book makes a tremendous addition to any collection of children’s literature that focuses on high quality content. With its developing country setting and the story of the real Señor David Lynch at the back, the book is as realistic as it is inspiring.