DIVerse Families
 
Two Mrs. Gibsons

Title

Two Mrs. Gibsons

Authors

Toyomi Igus

Illustrator

Daryl Wells

Publisher

Children's Book Press

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9780892391707

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

The biracial daughter of an African American father and a Japanese mother fondly recalls growing up with her mother and her father's mother, two very different but equally loving women.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD530L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Kinship care; Biracial; Interracial; Bicultural; grandparent raising grandchild; biracial child; interracial marriage; interracial parents; mixed race; bicultural child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Japanese) / Black (African American)

Family Formation

mother and grandmother

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition, 1999
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Third Edition, 2001
Sharing Cultures: Asian American Children's Authors, 2001
Recommended Picture Books Featuring Interracial Families, 2011
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

grandmothers; mothers; Japanese culture; similarities and differences; kimonos; playing; bonding

Diversity Impact

indirect

Two Mrs. Gibsons


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