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1.   1-2-3 A Family Counting Book
Bobbie Combs (Author), Danamarie Hosler (Illustrator)
This book introduces numbers one through twenty while also introducing same-sex headed families and racial diversity to young children.
[Grade Level: Pre-K]
2.   A Birthday Basket for Tia
Cecily Lang (Illustrator), Pat Mora (Author)
A story of the love between a little girl and her great-aunt.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
3.   A Chair for My Mother
Written by
Vera B. Williams
A girl, her mother and her grandmother work together to buy a new chair after a fire destroys their home.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
4.   A Crack in the Wall/Grieta en La Pared
Ruben DeAnda (Illustrator), Mary Elizabeth Haggerty (Author)
A young boy creates something beautiful and magical to lift his mother's spirits.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
5.   A Migrant Family
Written by
Larry Dane Brimner
The day-to-day life of a migrant family Migrant workers.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
6.   A Portrait of Spotted Deer's Grandfather
Marlowe de Christopher (Illustrator), Amy Littlesugar (Author)
When Spotted Deer's grandfather dreams that one white man can keep the Indians from blowing away forever, Moose Horn agrees to let George Catlin paint his portrait.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
7.   Abuela's Weave
Omar S. Castaneda (Author), Enrique O. Sanchez (Illustrator)
A young girl and her grandmother weave clothing and tapestries to take to the market and sell during the fiesta.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
8.   Against the Storm
Written by
Gaye Hicyilmaz
Twelve-year-old Mehmet moves with his family from a rural village to Amkara, Turkey, hoping to find a better life.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
9.   All Kinds of Families
Joe Lasker (Illustrator), Norma Simon (Author)
A book that shows the many patterns of family life.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
10.   Amazing Grace
Mary Hoffman (Author), Caroline Binch (Illustrator)
A young African-American girl discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
11.   And Tango Makes Three
Justin Richardson (Author), Peter Parnell (Author), Henry Cole (Illustrator)
Based on a true-life penguin family living in New York City's Central Park Zoo, this is the story of Roy and Silo, two male penguins that cuddle and share a nest like the other penguin couples. When all the others start hatching eggs, they want to be parents, too, and bring an egg-shaped rock back to their nest to care for. A watchful zookeeper decides they deserve a chance at having their own family and gives them an egg in need of nurturing. A daughter, Tango, arrives soon after and the three can still be seen at the zoo today.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
12.   Asha's Mums
Rosamund Elwin (Author), Michele Paulse (Author), Dawn Lee (Illustrator)
Asha is an African-Canadian girl who has two Mums. Her teacher is bothered by this but her classmates assure her that having two Mums is no big deal because they are a family.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
13.   Baby-O
Nancy White Carlstrom (Author), Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator)
A tale that recounts the daily routine of three generations in a West Indian family.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
14.   Best Best Colors
Eric Hoffman (Author), Eida de La Vega (Adapter), Celeste Henriquez (Illustrator)
This book teaches children about all different types of family structures. "Best Best Colors" describes an African American child and his life with his two mothers.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
15.   Big Wind Coming!
Karen English (Author), Cedric Lucas (Illustrator)
An extended family and their neighbors prepare for and then wait out a fierce storm, wondering what will remain of their farms.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
16.   Blackberries in the Dark
Thomas B. Allen (Illustrator), Mavis Jukes (Author)
A young boy visits his grandmother and together they try to come to terms with the grandfather's death.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
17.   Calling of the Doves/El canto de las palomas
Juan Felipe Herrera (Author), Elly Simmons (Illustrator)
The author recalls his childhood in the mountains and valleys of California with his farmworker parents who inspired him with poetry and song.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
18.   Cassie's Journey: Going West in the 1860's
Brett Harvey (Author), Deborah Kogan Ray (Illustrator)
A story of the joys and hardships of a family going West by covered wagon in the 1860s.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
19.   Celebrating Kwanzaa
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)
A young girl tells the story of her family's Kwanzaa celebration.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
20.   Chopsticks from America
Elaine Hosozawa-Nagano (Author), Masayuki Miyata (Illustrator)
A family moves to Japan and discovers what life is like in the land of their ancestors.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
21.   Crazy Horse's Vision
Joseph Bruchac (Author), S. D. Nelson (Illustrator)
A story based on the life of the young Lakota boy who grew up to be one of the bravest defenders of his people.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
22.   Daddies
Written by
Adele Aron Greenspun
Photographs and text depict the many special things that fathers do with their children.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
23.   Dance, Kayla!
Written by
Darwin McBeth Walton
A young girl uses her dancing to help her cope during difficult times.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
24.   Dancing with the Indians
Samuel Byrd (Illustrator), Angela Shelf Medearis (Author)
A young girl joins her family on an outing to a Seminole powwow and learns something about her own heritage as well.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
25.   Daughter of Suqua
Diane Johnston Hamm (Author), Paul Micich (Illustrator)
A young girl and her family struggle to maintain their identity.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
26.   Do I Have a Daddy? A Story about a Single-Parent Child
Jeanne Warren Lindsay (Author), Jami Moffett (Illustrator)
Eric's mother helps him understand the fact that she and his father were never married.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
27.   Down Home at Miss Dessa's
Felicia Marshall (Illustrator), Bette Stroud (Author)
In the south in the 1940s, two young African-American sisters spend the day caring for an elderly neighbor.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
28.   Dragon Soup
Sally J. Smith (Illustrator), Arlene Williams (Author)
When a young girl tries to steal a pearl from the Cloud Dragon's treasure in order to help her father, she finds herself resolving a dispute about soup recipes.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
29.   Dreamcatcher
Audrey Osofsky (Author), Ed Young (Illustrator)
A story of a young girl who protects baby's sleep as is the Ojibway custom.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
30.   Elena’s Serenade
Campbell Geeslin (Author), Ana Juan (Illustrator)
Elena, a young girl who lives in Mexico, dreams of being a glassblower like her father. When Papa rebuffs her dream by commenting, "Who ever heard of a girl glassblower?," Elena takes one of his old glassblowing pipes, disguises herself as a boy, and sets off to Monterrey, home of Mexico's "great glassblowers.” Along the way, she discovers that she can play sweet songs on the pipe, and when she finally reaches her destination, she creates beautiful ornaments, which are shaped by the tunes she plays on her pipe. Elena eventually creates a crystal swallow to carry her back home, where she disguises herself as an elderly man and shows her creations to Papa. When she finally reveals her identity, Papa realizes how special his daughter is.
[Grade Level: K-4]
31.   Elizabeti's Doll
Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen (Author), Christy Hale (Illustrator)
Set in Tanzania, a young girl learns to accept her new baby brother by finding a baby doll of her own to take care of like her mom takes care of her brother.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
32.   Eskimo Boy: Life in an Inupiaq Eskimo Village
Written by
Russ Kendall
The story of a young boy who lives on an island where his people have lived for 4,000 years.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
33.   Families: A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment and Love
Written by
Aylette Jenness
Photographs and text depict the lives of 17 families.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
34.   First Pink Light
Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Illustrator), Eloise Greenfield (Author)
A young boy waits for his father to return.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
35.   For My Family, Love Allie
Written and Illustrated by
Ellen B. Senisi
A young girl decides to make a present for her relatives when they come for a family party.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
36.   Four Seasons of Corn: A Winnebago Tradition
Joe Allen (Illustrator), Sally M. Hunter (Author)
A twelve-year-old boy learns to dry and grow corn from his grandfather.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
37.   Gettin' Through Thursday
Nneka Bennett (Illustrator), Melrose Cooper (Author)
Andre dreads Thursdays. Thursday is the day before Mama gets paid at work each week - and the day when money is tight and spirits are low for Andre and his older brother and sister. As report card day approaches, Andre is excited because he anticipates making the honor roll, and Mama has promised a royal party for just such an event. But to Andre's dismay, report card day falls on a Thursday. This is a tale of how, despite limited means, a single mother and her children find a creative way to celebrate a son's achievement.
[Grade Level: 2 - 6]
38.   Goldfish and Chrysanthemums
Michelle Chang (Illustrator), Andrea Cheng (Author)
A young girl makes a goldfish pond and decorates it with chrysanthemums to remind her grandmother of the fishpond she had in China.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
39.   Grandfather Counts
Andrea Cheng (Author), Ange Zhang (Illustrator)
When her maternal grandfather comes from China, Helen, who is biracial, initially upset at having to give up her room, develops a special bond with him despite their age and language differences.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
40.   Grandpa's Face
Floyd Cooper (Illustrator), Eloise Greenfield (Author)
A little girl learns that her grandfather will always love her.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
41.   Guji Guji
Written and Illustrated by
Chih-Yuan Chen
Out of an egg that has rolled into Mother Duck's nest hatches a crocodile, Guji Guji, who happily grows up as a duck along with his "brothers," Crayon, Zebra and Moonlight, and only slowly figures out how different he is. Despite their differences, Mother loves all her offspring—even her adopted Guji Guji—the same When three duck-hungry crocodiles make fun of Guji Guji's ways and try to tempt him into betraying his family, he learns a lesson about appreciating families and differences.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
42.   Heather Has Two Mommies
Leslea Newman (Author), Diana Souza (Illustrator)
Heather feels bad in her playgroup because she is the only one with two mommies. She comes to realize that the only thing that is important is that a family loves eachother.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
43.   Hoang Anh: A Vietnamese-American Boy
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)
A story of a young man who successfully relates to two cultures - one old, one new.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
44.   Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems
Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Eloise Greenfield (Author)
Poems that speak of the simple joys of everyday life.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
45.   How My Parents Learned to Eat
Ina R. Friedman (Author), Allen Say (Illustrator)
A child tells how her American father learned to eat with chopsticks and her Japanese mother learned to eat with a knife and fork.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
46.   In Daddy's Arms I am Tall
Written and Illustrated by
Javaka Steptoe
A collection of poems written by a number of poets celebrating African-American fathers.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
47.   Jamal's Busy Day
George Ford (Illustrator), Wade Hudson (Author)
A day in the life of a close-knit family.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
48.   Jonathan and His Mommy
Michael Hays (Illustrator), Irene Smalls-Hector (Author)
A little boy and his mother show their love to one another.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
49.   Joseph and Me: In the Days of the Holocaust
Lili Cassel-Wronker (Illustrator), Judy Hoffman (Author)
The author describes her experiences as a Jewish child living in hiding with a Dutch family during WW II; additional text and photographs provide details of Nazi persecution of Jews and the fate of those who survived.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
50.   Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
Catherine Stock (Illustrator), Mildred Pitts Walter (Author)
A young boy learns that cooking and cleaning aren't just "women's work." 3 - Gender roles, Cooking/Foods, Biscuits, Baking.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
51.   Keepers
Felicia Marshall (Illustrator), Jeri Hanel Watts (Author)
An African-American boy gives his grandmother a special birthday present, his carrying on the family story-telling traditions.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
52.   Knots on a Counting Rope
John Archambault (Author), Bill Martin (Author), Ted Ran (Illustrator)
A grandfather tells a young boy how he was born and how he has grown.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
53.   Losing Uncle Tim
Judith Friedman (Illustrator), MaryKate Jordan (Author)
A young boy struggles to find understanding when his uncle dies of AIDS.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
54.   Love to Mama: A Tribute to Mothers
Pat Mora (Editor), Paul S. Barragan (Illustrator)
In this beautifully illustrated book, 13 Latino poets write with joy, humor, and love about the powerful and undeniable bond between mothers, grandmothers, and children. These talented poets write passionately and vividly about the tremendous influence their mothers and grandmothers had on them.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
55.   Madoulina: A Girl Who Wanted to Go to School
Written by
Joel Bognomo
Madoulina loves school but has to help her mother sell food in the marketplace this schoolyear instead. Her teacher speaks to her mother and makes an arrangement.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
56.   Mai-Li's Surprise
Marjorie Jackson (Author), Cheryl Kirk Noll (Illustrator)
A young girl helps her brother make a beautiful kite.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
57.   Mama, Do You Love Me?
Barbara Joosse (Author), Barbara Lavallee (Illustrator)
A young child wants to know if his mother's love is unconditional and forever.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
58.   Marcellus' Birthday Cake
Petra Rohr-Rouendaal (Illustrator), Lorraine Simeon (Author)
With the help of his mother, a young boy learns how to bake a birthday cake.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
59.   Max the Stubborn Little Wolf
Marie-Odile Judes (Author), Joan Robins (Author), Martine Bourre (Illustrator)
A little wolf dreams of becoming a florist rather than a hunter as his father demands. Papa Wolf cooks up several plans to convince him to change his young mind, but Max cannot be persuaded.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
60.   Mei-Mei Loves the Morning
Margaret Holloway Tsubakiyama (Author), Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrator), Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrator)
A young girl and her grandfather enjoy a typical morning riding on Grandpa's bicycle to meet friends in the park.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
61.   Meow Means Mischief
Ann Whitehead Nagda (Author), Stephanie Roth (Illustrator)
A young girl describes her move to a new neighborhood, the arrival of her not-so-favorite grandparents from India, and her adoption of a stray kitten.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]
62.   Mirandy and Brother Wind
Patricia C. McKissack (Author), Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
A story centered on a family activity, the cakewalk.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
63.   Molasses Man
Felicia Marshall (Illustrator), Kathy L. May (Author)
A young boy describes how he watches his family work together to harvest the Sorghum cane and make molasses.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
64.   Mommy Far, Mommy Near: An Adoption Story
Shawn Costello Brownell (Illustrator), Carol Antoinette Peacock (Author)
A young girl, who was born in China, describes the family that adopted her and tries to sort out her feelings about her unknown birth mother.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
65.   Mountains to Climb
Jack Crompton (Illustrator), Richard M. Wainwright (Author)
A young boy leaves his home in the Andes Mountains to live in America with his aunt and uncle.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
66.   Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Written and Illustrated by
John Steptoe
A modern African fable with insights into values.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
67.   My Day, Your Day
Written by
Robin Ballard
This book compares a child's day in a classroom with an adult's day in various professions.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
68.   My eXtra Special Brother
Stephanie Conley (Illustrator), Carly Heyman (Author)
The teen author describes the joys and challenges of life with her brother Scott who has fragile X syndrome.
69.   My Two Uncles
Written by
Judith Vigna
A young child's grandfather has trouble accepting the fact that his son is gay.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
70.   My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito
Maya Christina Gonzalez (Illustrator), Amada Irma Pérez (Author)
With the help of her family, a young girl realizes her dream of having a space of her own to read and to think.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
71.   Off to School
Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert (Author), Gershom Griffith (Illustrator)
The youngest child in a sharecropper's family longs to go to school, but during harvest season Papa insists that she stays at home and prepare the midday meal.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
72.   On Mother's Lap
Glo Coalson (Illustrator), Ann Herbert Scott (Author)
There's room enough for everyone on mother's lap.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
73.   One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads
Johnny Valentine (Author), Melody Sarecky (Illustrator)
Two children, one with blue dads and one from a more traditional family, compare their fathers and realize that they aren’t so different after all.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
74.   Owl Moon
John Schoenherr (Illustrator), Jane Yolen (Author)
A story of a young girl and her father as well as humankind's close relationship to the natural world.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
75.   Please Don't Cry, Mom: A Book About Depression
Helen DenBoer (Author), Janice Galanter Goldstein (Illustrator)
A young boy and his father learn how to cope with a family member's depression.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
76.   Sam
Ann Herbert Scott (Author), Symeon Shimin (Illustrator)
A family finds a special job for young Sam who wants to feel helpful.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
77.   Sami and the Time of Troubles
Judith Heide Gilliland (Author), Florence Parry Heide (Author), Ted Lewin (Illustrator)
A young boy goes to school, helps his mother with chores, plays with his friends and lives with his family in a basement shelter when the bombings occur and the fighting begins.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
78.   Sara's Secret
Shelly O. Haas (Illustrator), Suzanne Wanous (Author)
Afraid of being ridiculed, a young girl doesn't want to tell her friends that her brother has cerebral palsy.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
79.   Saturday at the New You
Barbara E. Barber (Author), Anna Rich (Illustrator)
A young African-American girl wishes she could do more to help her mother with customers at her beauty salon; one day she gets her chance.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
80.   Saturday is Pattyday
Leslea Newman (Author), Anette Hegel (Illustrator)
Frankie is hurt when his two mothers get a divorce. Through this story he realizes that he will still be loved.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
81.   Seven Magic Brothers
Kuang-ts’ai Hao (Reteller), Eva Wang (Illustrator)
The legend of seven magic brother who outsmart an emperor.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
82.   Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story
Angela Shelf Medearis (Author), Daniel Minter (Illustrator)
Seven Ashanti brothers are given the seemingly impossible task of turning thread into gold.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
83.   Shipwreck Saturday
Bill Cosby (Author), Varnette P. Honeywood (Illustrator)
Although his brother's friends make fun of it, a young boy is proud of the toy boat he has built.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
84.   Silent Observer
Written and Illustrated by
Christy Mackinnon
The story of a child who was deaf and her relationship with her family.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
85.   Siobhan's Journey: A Belfast Girl Visits the United States
Written by
Barbara Beirne
The experiences of ten-year-old Siobhan McNulty, a girl from Northern Ireland, who spent six weeks with a New Jersey family.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
86.   Sometimes a Family Has to Split Up
Robert Switzer (Author), Jane Watson (Author)
Different kinds of families are featured as a boy's parents split up.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
87.   Speak English for Us, Marisol!
Karen English (Author), Enrique O. Sánchez (Illustrator)
A young girl is sometimes overwhelmed when her Spanish-speaking friends and family need her to translate for them.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
88.   Stolen Dreams: Portraits of Working Children
Robert Conrow (Author), Lee Engfer (Author), David L. Parker (Author and Illustrator)
Photographs show the lives of working children around the world and the hardships they endure.
89.   Thanksgiving at Obaachan's
Written by
Janet Mitsui Brown
A young girl describes the Thanksgiving celebration at her grandmother's house and the things that make it her favorite holiday.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
90.   The Birthday Swap
Written and Illustrated by
Loretta Lopez
A young girl looks for the perfect birthday gift for her sister and ends up with a big surprise of her own.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
91.   The Brothers' Promise
Frances Harber (Author), Thor Wickstrom (Illustrator)
A retelling of a story found in the Talmud where two brothers keep a promise to their father and always take care of one another.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
92.   The Christmas Tree Ride
Megan Lloyd (Illustrator), Mary Neville (Author)
A family conveys the spirit of Christmas by welcoming a lonely man.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
93.   The Color of My Words
Written by
Lynn Joseph
A young girl finds herself faced with turning points that will make up who she is and help her understand what it means to be part of a family and a community.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
94.   The Day Hans Got His Way: A Norwegian Folktale
David Lewis Atwell (Reteller), Debby Atwell (Illustrator)
A Norwegian folktale about a husband and wife switching roles for the day.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
95.   The Grey Striped Shirt
Mike Cressy (Illustrator), Jacqueline Jules (Author)
A young girl discovers a grey striped shirt in grandparents' cellar that leads to the unraveling of the horrible facts of their imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
96.   The Happiest Ending
Written by
Yoshiko Uchida
A young girl challenges the age-old Japanese marriage custom.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
97.   The Long Red Scarf
Nette Hilton (Author), Margaret Power (Illustrator)
When grandfather can't find a woman to knit him a scarf, he learns to knit his own.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
98.   The Secret to Freedom
Larry Johnson (Illustrator), Marcia Vaughn (Author)
Great Aunt Lucy tells the story of her slave days when she and her brother learned the quilt code to help direct other slaves, and eventually her brother too to freedom in the north.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
99.   The Seven Chinese Sisters
Grace Lin (Illustrator), Kathy Tucker (Author)
When a dragon snatches the youngest of seven Chinese sisters, the other six use their talents to come to her rescue.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
100.   The Stars in My Geddoh's Sky
Bill Farnsworth (Illustrator), Claire Sidhom Matze (Author)
A young boy's grandfather comes to visit the United States, and teaches him about their Middle Eastern homeland.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
101.   The Summer of the Swans
Betsy Byars (Author), Ted CoConis (Illustrator)
When a girl's younger brother gets lost, her adolescent problems don't seem so important.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
102.   The Unbreakable Code
Sara Hoagland Hunter (Author), Julia Miner (Illustrator)
A young boy is afraid to leave the Navajo reservation until his grandfather explains how Navajo language, faith and integrity helped to win World War II.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
103.   The World Turns Round and Round
Written by
Nicki Weiss
Children describe the gifts that they have received from relatives around the world.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
104.   Things I Like About Grandma
Written by
Francine Haskins
A young girl tells about her relationship with her grandmother.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
105.   This is Our Seder
Ziporah Hildebrandt (Author), Robin Roraback (Illustrator)
A description of the food and activities at a Seder, the ritual meal of Passover.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
106.   Tight Times
Barbara Shook Hazen (Author), Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
A father loses his job and the family has difficult financial times.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
107.   Two Mrs. Gibsons
Toyomi Igus (Author), Daryl Wells (Illustrator)
The biracial daughter of an African-American father and a Japanese mother fondly recalls growing up with her mother and grandmother.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
108.   Uncle What-Is-It Is Coming To Visit!!
Written by
Michael Willhoite
A brother and sister learn that their gay uncle is coming to visit. Their friends explain to them what “gay” means, through stereotyping before their mother could explain the true meaning, but when their uncle arrives they realize that what their friends had told them were false.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
109.   When I Am Old with You
Angela Johnson (Author), David Soman (Illustrator)
A child imagines being old with her grandfather.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
110.   Where Fireflies Dance/Ahi, donde bailan las luciernagas
Lucha Corpi (Author), Mira Reisberg (Illustrator)
Based on the memories of the author's childhood in Mexico, this book is a look at home and family love.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
111.   Why Are Your Fingers Cold?
Joy Dunn Keenan (Illustrator), Larry McKaughan (Author)
Text and pictures show caring among family members.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
112.   William and the Good Old Days
Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Illustrator), Eloise Greenfield (Author)
A young boy copes with his grandmother's illness.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
113.   William's Doll
Charlotte Zolotow (Author), William Pene DuBois (Illustrator)
A story about a boy who wants a doll, something only his grandmother seems to understand.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
114.   Willie Wins
Carl Angel (Illustrator), Almira Astudillo Gilles (Author)
Willie's father tells him there is something special in an old coconut bank brought from the Philippines, but Willie is embarrassed to take the bank to school for a contest because he knows that one of his classmates will make fun of him.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
115.   You Be Me I'll Be You
Written and Illustrated by
Pili Mandelbaum
A brown-skinned girl and her white father experiment to see what it would be like to have the other's skin color.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
116.   Zack's Story: Growing Up With Same-Sex Parents
Keith Elliot Greenberg (Author), Carol Halebian (Illustrator)
An eleven-year old boy, Zack, describes his life with his lesbian mother and his “second mother.” Zack mentions how he deals with uncomfortable situations, such as when people make mean comments about gays.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
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