DIVerse Families
 
A Mother for Choco

Title

A Mother for Choco

Authors

Keiko Kasza

Illustrator

Keiko Kasza

Publisher

G. P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Year

1992

ISBN

9780399218415

Pages

32 pages

Genre

animal realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A lonely little bird named Choco goes in search of a mother.

Grade Level

PK-1

Lexile Measure

390L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Single parent; Interracial; adoptive mother; adoptive siblings; adopted child; single mother; interracial adoption

Main Character

male bird

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

adoptive single mother

Awards

Sharing Cultures: Asian American Children's Authors, 2001 ALSC American Library Association
Beginning with Books, 2000 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss, 1993 Indiana Library Federation
Ten Picture Book Authors Every Childcare Provider Should Know, 2004 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1992
Sharing Cultures: Asian American Children's Authors, 2001 ALSC American Library Association
Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 1994
Nominee North Dakota
Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 1993
Nominee Kentucky

Keywords

bird; animals; searching; mixed family; forever home

Diversity Impact

direct

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