DIVerse Families
 
The Great Big Book of Families

Title

The Great Big Book of Families

Authors

Mary Hoffman

Illustrator

Ros Asquith

Publisher

Dial Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780803735163

Pages

40 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

picture book

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Features illustrations and descriptions of different types of families and how their lives are similar and different.

Grade Level

PK-1

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Foster care; Single parent; Kinship care; Multicultural; Interracial; Homosexuality; adopted child; adoptive family; single mother; single father; grandparents raising grandchildren; multicultural community; gay; gay fathers; gay adults; lesbian; lesbian mothers; lesbian adults; same-sex parents; foster home; mixed race

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

gay males; lesbian females

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Non-Fiction Picture Book
Information Book Award, 2011, Winner, Ages 5-7
NASEN and TES Special Educational Needs Book Award, 2011, Short List, Inclusive Children's Book Award
Distinguished Books, 2011 Non Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2011
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2011

Keywords

family trees; holidays; celebration; jobs; schools; pets; transportation

Diversity Impact

direct

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