Books in this category include stories about kinds of families and activities that families do, such as celebrating holidays, adopting children and communicating across generations.
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All Books in the Families & Friends Category
Heroes Dom Lee (Illustrator), Ken Mochizuki (Author) A Japanese-American boy's playmates insist that he always play the "bad guy" in their war games until the boy's father and uncle intervene by showing up at the playground in their WW II uniforms. [Grade Level: K - 3]
Holly's Secret Written by Nancy Garden Twelve-year old Holly decides to take on a new identity because she does not want the kids in her new town to know that her parents are gay. Holly becomes more and more wrapped up in her lies, and finds that keeping her two moms a secrets is no easy task. [Grade Level: 2 - 6]
Hooway for Wodney Wat Helen Lester (Author), Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator) Rodney Rat is teased mercilessly by all the other rodents because he can’t pronounce his R’s. When Camilla Capybara joins the class and announces that she is bigger, meaner, and smarter than any of the other rodents, everyone is afraid, especially Wodney. One day he unwittingly catches Camilla out in a game of Simon Says, and surprises himself and saves his classmates from big bully Camilla. [Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
Hope Isabell Monk (Author), Janice Lee Porter (Illustrator) After someone asks whether she's "mixed", second-grader Hope, a biracial child, wonders what that means. Her great aunt assures her that as the child of a white father and an African-American mother, she represents "generations of faith mixed with lots of love.” As she listens to Aunt Poogee recount her family’s history and the story behind her name, Hope learns to feel proud of her biracial heritage and how to handle questions about her racial status in the future.
[Grade Level: K - 3]