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Is Your Family Like Mine?

Title

Is Your Family Like Mine?

Authors

Lois Abramchik

Illustrator

Alaiyo Bradshaw

Publisher

Open Heart, Open Mind

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

1993

ISBN

9780964714502

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; same-sex parents

Annotation

In this book, a 5 year old girl named Armetha has two mothers who raise her. She begins to become curious about other families and asks all of her friends “Who is in your family?” She quickly becomes aware that all of her friends come from different families; some are nuclear while others have a step parent, single parent, or foster parent. Armetha and her friends decide that while their families are different, their common bond is love, and that is what makes a family. This is great to introduce to a group of children from different backgrounds to help them relate to one another.

Grade Level

K-3, 3-5

Family Formation

multiple

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

female/female

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Keywords

families; children

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Is Your Family Like Mine?

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