DIVerse Families
 
Allison

Title

Allison

Authors

Allen Say

Illustrator

Allen Say

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Company

Publication Year

1997

ISBN

9780395858950

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Allison realizes that she looks more like her favorite doll than like her parents, she comes to terms with this unwelcomed discovery through the help of a stray cat.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

430L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Adoption; Interracial; Bicultural; adoptive parents; adopted child; interracial adoption; bicultural child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition, 1999
Booklist Book Review Stars, 1997
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Third Edition, 2001
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 1997 Picture Book
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

cats; dolls; questions; anger; love; kimono; destructive behavior

Diversity Impact

direct

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