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Families: A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment, and Love

Title

Families: A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment, and Love

Authors

Aylette Jenness

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin

Publication Year

1990

ISBN

9780395470381

Pages

47 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Photographs and text depict the lives of seventeen families from around the country, some with step relationships, divorce, gay parents, foster siblings, and other diverse components. The material was originally a traveling exhibition, begun at the Children's Museum in Boston.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender & Sexuality); Racial Diversity; Adoption; Single parent; Divorce; Separation; Step parent; Homosexuality; Interracial; interracial adoption; single mother; single father; step mother; step father; separate homes; co-parenting; two moms; two dads; lesbian parents; gay parents

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

male/male; female/female

Awards

Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, 1994

Keywords

families; photography; Children's Museum of Boston; family life

Diversity Impact

direct

Families: A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment, and Love

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