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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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  Everybody Cooks Rice
Norah Dooley (Author), Peter J. Thornton (Illustrator)
A child is sent to find her younger brother at dinnertime and is introduced to several ways to prepare rice.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Extraordinary Girls
Written by
Maya Ajmera
Profiles the abilities and achievements of girls from different countries and cultures around the world.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  Facing Down the Tough Stuff
Written by
Jacqueline L. Harris
Young authors with learning disabilities, serious illness, blended families and friendship struggles share their stories. The end of the book includes teaching ideas and discussion questions.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Families Are Different
Written and Illustrated by
Nina Pellegrini
An adopted Korean girl discovers that her classmates have different types of families.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  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]
  Fat Chance Thanksgiving
Patricia Lakin (Author), Stacey Schuett (Illustrator)
When their apartment burns down and they move to a much smaller place, Mama tells Carla they can't have a big Thanksgiving feast like the Pilgrims in Carla's book, but Carla figures out a way to make that happen.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Faux Paw Meets the First Lady: Keeping Children Safe Online
Jacalyn Leavitt (Author), Sally Linford (Author), Sandman Studios (Illustrator)
Created for the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, the Faux Paw series features a six-toed, Web-surfing cat, who gets into trouble online and learns the lessons of Internet Safety. In this story, Faux Paw encounters an online bully while visiting the White House and, with help from the First Lady, learns to keep personal information private, not to respond to "flame" and to tell an adult when a problem arises online. The book comes with a CD-ROM that includes cartoon versions of the Faux Paw books and Internet safety information for adults.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]
  Felicia's Favorite Story
Leslea Newman (Author), Adriana Romo (Illustrator)
Felicia’s favorite bedtime story is about how she was adopted by her two mothers from Guatemala.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
Ray Cruz (Illustrator), Nicholosa Mohr (Author)
A family experiences prejudice when they move to a new neighborhood.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Fiesta Fireworks
Written by
George Ancona
A young girl's grandfather makes fireworks for one of the biggest fiestas in Mexico.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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