Is Your Family Like Mine?
Open Heart, Open Mind
In this book, a 5 year old girl named Armetha has two mothers who raise her. She begins to become curious about other families and asks all of her friends “Who is in your family?” She quickly becomes aware that all of her friends come from different families; some are nuclear while others have a step parent, single parent, or foster parent. Armetha and her friends decide that while their families are different, their common bond is love, and that is what makes a family. This is great to introduce to a group of children from different backgrounds to help them relate to one another.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Foster care; Single parent; Step parent; Gay/Lesbian; foster child; foster parents; single mother; single father; step mother; step father; lesbian; lesbian adults; lesbian parents; same-sex parents
learning about other families; children; friends; different types of families
Abramchik, Lois, "Is Your Family Like Mine?" (1993). Diverse Families. 367.