DIVerse Families
 
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Title

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Authors

John Rocco

Illustrator

John Rocco

Publisher

Weston Woods One

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781423121909

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Racial Diversity; Interracial; interracial family

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

A Baker's Dozen: The Best Children's Books for Family Literacy,2012
Baker's Dozen: The Best Children's Books for Family Literacy,2012
Choices,2012
Distinguished Books,2011
Images of Community: Selected Books for Children and Young Adult,2011
Kirkus Best Children's Books,2011
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing,2011
New York Times Notable Children's Books,2011
Notable Children's Books,2012
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books,2011
Recommended Picture Books Featuring Interracial Families,2011
School Library Journal Best Books,2011
2X2 Reading List, 2012
Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee)
Beehive Book Award, 2013 (Nominee)
Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award, 2013 (Nominee)
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2012-2013 (Nominee)
Buckaroo Book Award, 2015-2016 (Nominee)
Florida Reading Association's Children's Book Award, 2012-2013 (Nominee)
Georgia Children's Book Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee)
Golden Sower Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee)
Goldfinch Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee)
Ladybug Picture Book Award, 2012 (Nominee)
Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Children's Choice Award, 2013 (Nominee)
Nevada Young Readers' Award, 2014 (Nominee)
North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2013 (Nominee)
Prairie Bud Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee)
Red Clover Award, 2012-2013 (Nominee)
Star of the North Picture Book Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee)
Volunteer State Book Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee)
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee)
Cybils Awards, 2011 Fiction Picture Book
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 2012

Keywords

family life; family time; electric power failures

Diversity Impact

indirect

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