DIVerse Families
 
In Our Mothers' House

Title

In Our Mothers' House

Illustrator

Patricia Polacco

Publisher

Philomel Books

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780399250767

Pages

48 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD750L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Multiracial; Homosexuality; adopted children; adoptive parents; adoptive family; multiracial family; same-sex parents; children of gay parents; lesbian; lesbian adults

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian / Black / White

Family Formation

two adoptive mothers

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 Gay and Lesbian Parents/Alternative Families: Picture Books
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010 History, Life and Culture in the Americas
Rainbow List, 2010 Picture Book

Keywords

family life; dinner; dancing; cats; homophobia; family love; siblings; extended family

Diversity Impact

direct

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