DIVerse Families
 
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

biography

Format

picture book

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

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender & Sexuality); Adoption; Single parent; Divorce; Separation; Step parent; Biracial; Interracial; Gay/Lesbian; adopted child; adoptive parents; interracial adoption; single mother; single father; divorced parents; separate homes; co-parenting; two moms; step mother; step father; biracial child; interracial family; gay; gay adults; two fathers; lesbian; lesbian adults; two mothers

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

gay males; lesbian females

Awards

National Association of Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), 1990, Winner
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 Gay and Lesbian Parents/Alternative Families: NonFiction
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, 1994

Keywords

photography; Children's Museum of Boston; photo-essay

Diversity Impact

direct

Families: A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment, and Love


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