DIVerse Families
 
Real Sisters Pretend

Title

Real Sisters Pretend

Illustrator

Nicole Tadgell

Publisher

Tilbury House Publishers

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780884484417

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

As they play, Mia and Tayja confirm that there's one thing they don't have to pretend: They know in their hearts that they're real sisters, even though others don't always recognize this since they're adopted and don't look alike. Safe in the knowledge that adoption has made them "forever family," the sisters end their make-believe journey with a joyful homecoming to a real home with their two moms.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD470L

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Homosexuality; adopted children; adoptive mothers; adoptive family; same-sex parents; lesbian; lesbian mothers; lesbian adults

Main Character

female children

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

two mothers

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Choices, 2017 Understanding Oneself And Others
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2017 Kindergarten to 2nd grade

Keywords

imagination; sisters; conversation; differences; playing pretend; princesses

Diversity Impact

direct

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