DIVerse Families
 
Grandfather Counts

Title

Grandfather Counts

Illustrator

Andrea Cheng

Publisher

Lee & Low

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9781584300106

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When her maternal grandfather comes from China, Helen, who is biracial, develops a special bond with him despite their age and language differences.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD570L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Language barrier; Biracial; Interracial; Bicultural; different languages; communication barrier; mixed race; biracial child; interracial family; bicultural family; bicultural child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Family Formation

mother, father, and grandfather

Awards

Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2001, Honor, Language Arts Picture Book
Books Count! Number Fun for Children, 2012 Ready, Set, Count
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Fourth Edition, 2003 Families, Friends, and Community

Keywords

grandfathers; Chinese Americans; China; language; communication; train

Diversity Impact

indirect

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