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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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  Grandpa's Face
Floyd Cooper (Illustrator), Eloise Greenfield (Author)
A little girl learns that her grandfather will always love her.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Grandpa's Town
Takaaki Nomura (Author), Amanda Mayer Stinchecum (Adapter)
A boy visits his widowed grandfather to convince him to come live with his family. After spending a day with his grandfather, the boy is relieved to know that his grandfather isn't alone or lonely.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Grannie Jus' Come!
Karen Lusebrink (Illustrator), Ana Sisnett (Author)
Set in a small town in Panama, a young girl tells her grandmother all the things she loves about her.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  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]
  Growing Up Biracial: Trevor's Story
Bethany Kandel (Author), Carol Halebian (Photographer)
Ten-year-old Trevor Sage-el describes his life at home and at school, his feelings about being the son of a white mother and a black father, and what he likes and does not like about being biracial. “Sometimes people ask me, ‘What are you?’,” observes Trevor. “I usually answer, ‘Human.’ I have friends of all colors. I don’t want to have to choose between black and white. I’m both, and I like it.”
[Grade Level: 2 - 6]
  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]
  Halmoni and the Picnic
Sook Nyul Choi (Author), Karen M. Dugan (Illustrator)
A Korean-American girl's third grade class helps the girl's newly-arrived grandmother feel more comfortable with her new life in the United States.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Hands are Not for Hitting
Martine Agassi (Author), Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator)
A book that shows the many positive ways that children and adults can use their hands.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights
John Himmelman (Illustrator), Leslie Kimmelman (Author)
An extended family celebrates the eight nights of Hanukkah.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
Marilyn Hafner (Illustrator), Roni Schotter (Author)
Five children and their family celebrate the holiday.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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