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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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All Books in the Families & Friends Category The Jones Family Express Written and Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe A young boy tries to find just the right present for his aunt in time for the annual family reunion. [Grade Level: K - 6] Jordan Has a Hearing Loss Written by Jillian Powell A boy describes what it is like to live with hearing loss. [Grade Level: 2 - 4] 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] Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Written and Illustrated by Simms Taback A young boy learns how to make something from nothing. [Grade Level: K - 3] Josh: A Boy with Dyslexia Written by Caroline Janover Josh struggles to live down the stigma of his learning disability (dyslexia), and receive both respect and friendship from his peers. [Grade Level: 3 - 6] Joshua T Bates Takes Charge Susan Richards Shreve (Author), Dan Andreasen (Illustrator) Joshua T. Bates was held back during the third grade and has been bullied and called names by Tommy Wilhelm ever since. Now as a fifth grader, Joshua's new best friend is getting teased by Tommy as well. Joshua has to choose whether to stand up for his new friend or avoid the taunting and name-calling of Tommy Wilhelm. [Grade Level: 3 - 6] Journey Home Dom Lee (Illustrator), Keurhee Lee (Illustrator), Lawrence McKay (Author) A young girl accompanies her mother as she returns to the country of her birth, Vietnam, to learn about her past. [Grade Level: K - 3] Jump at de Sun: The Story of Zora Neal Hurston Lucy Ann Hurston (Author), A. P. Porter (Author) The story of author Zora Neale Hurston and her battles against racism and poverty. [Grade Level: 4 - 6] Just Because I Am: A Child's Book of Affirmation L M. Payne (Author), Pamela Espeland (Editor), Claudia Rohling (Illustrator) The messages in this book help to strengthen a young child's self-esteem. [Grade Level: Pre-K - 3] Just Enough Is Plenty: A Hanukkah Tale Seymour Chwast (Illustrator), Barbara Diamond Goldin (Author) A folktale about a poor family, a stranger and generosity. [Grade Level: K - 3]
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