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
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]
Cooper's Lesson Sun Yung Shin (Author), Kim Cogan (Illustrator) This is a story about identity and intergenerational friendship, featuring a young biracial boy, written in both English and Korean. Cooper, who has a Korean mother and a white, American father, is called "half and half" by his cousin. With his mixed heritage, the boy doesn't know where he fits in. When he goes to the Korean grocery, he is overwhelmed by a language of which he knows very little. He concludes that Mr. Lee, the owner, is laughing at him. In retaliation, Cooper shoplifts a brush for his mother. Caught in the act, he must work off his debt and learns that Mr. Lee's life in the United States has been difficult because of the language barrier. The man also listens to Cooper's frustrations. Eventually, the two come to a better understanding of their own and one another's problems.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
The Courage of Sara Noble Alice Dalgliesh (Author), Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator) Sarah Noble and her father build a new home for their family in the wilderness. When Sarah's father leaves to go bring the rest of their family, Sarah learns to survive on her own and be strong and brave. [Grade Level: K - 3]