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Is Your Family Like Mine?

Title

Is Your Family Like Mine?

Authors

Lois Abramchik

Illustrator

Alaiyo Bradshaw

Publisher

Open Heart, Open Mind

Publication Year

1993

ISBN

9780964714502

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

K-3, 3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Foster care; Single parent; Step parent; Homosexuality; foster child; foster parents; single mother; single father; step mother; step father; lesbian; lesbian adults; lesbian parents; same-sex parents

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Keywords

learning about other families; children; friends; different types of families

Diversity Impact

direct

Is Your Family Like Mine?

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