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Still a Family

Title

Still a Family

Illustrator

Jo-Shin Lee

Publisher

Albert Whitman and Company

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780807577073

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; separation; homeless shelter; men's shelter; women and children's shelter

Annotation

A little girl and her parents have lost their home and must live in a homeless shelter. Even worse, due to a common shelter policy, her dad must live in a men's shelter, separated from her and her mom. Despite these circumstances, the family still finds time to be together. They meet at the park to play hide-and-seek, slide on slides, and pet puppies. While the young girl wishes for better days when her family is together again under a roof of their very own, she continues to remind herself that they're still a family even in times of separation.

Grade Level

PK-1, K-3

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Keywords

park; puppies; losing a home

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Still a Family

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