Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A FAMILY IS A FAMILY IS A FAMILY by Sara O'Leary.  Illus. by Qin Leng.  Toronto, Canada: Groundhog Books, 2016.  32p.  ISBN 978-155498794-8 hc. $17.95     Gr. K-2   E PIC

When one classroom was asked to tell about their own families, the results varied from families with lots of children to one child with step-parents, single parents and lots of grandparents.  Some families had two moms or dads, while others had two parents living in separate homes.  Some families included disabled parents, grandparents, foster children, and cousins.  All were different, but "a family is a family...is a family."  O'Leary's accepting tone makes everyone comfortable with differences in family structure, which is a joy to read.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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