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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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  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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