DIVerse Families
 
Still a Family

Title

Still a Family

Illustrator

Jo-Shin Lee

Publisher

Albert Whitman and Company

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780807577073

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A little girl and her parents have lost their home and must live in a homeless shelter. Even worse, due to a common shelter policy, her dad must live in a men's shelter, separated from her and her mom. Despite these circumstances, the family still finds time to be together. They meet at the park to play hide-and-seek, slide on slides, and pet puppies. While the young girl wishes for better days when her family is together again under a roof of their very own, she continues to remind herself that they're still a family even in times of separation.

Grade Level

PK-1, K-3

Lexile Measure

AD500L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Homelessness; Biracial; Interracial; homeless shelter; men's shelter; women and children's shelter; homeless family; homeless child; biracial child; interracial family; interracial parents

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Brown-Skinned / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Books for Kids, 2017

Keywords

park; puppies; cots; soup kitchen; co-parenting; job search; doll; birthday; city sounds

Diversity Impact

direct

Still a Family


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