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Molly's Family

Title

Molly's Family

Authors

Nancy Garden

Illustrator

Sharon Wooding

Publisher

Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780374350024

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

The members of Ms. Marston's kindergarten class are cleaning and decorating their room for the upcoming Open School Night. Molly and Tommy work on drawing pictures to put on the walls. Molly draws her family: Mommy, Mama Lu, and her puppy, Sam. But when Tommy looks at her picture, he tells her it's not of a family. "You can't have a mommy and a mama," he says.

Grade Level

PK-1

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; lesbian; lesbian mothers; lesbian adults; same-sex relationship; children of gay parents

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

two mothers

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

Capitol Choices, 2005 Ages (7-11)
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, Supplement, 2005
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 Gay and Lesbian Parents/Alternative Families: Picture Books

Keywords

school; kindergarten; open school night; open house; family pictures; cleaning; dog

Diversity Impact

direct

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