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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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  Aekyung's Dream
Written by
Min Paek
A recently arrived immigrant child tells about the adjustment to an unfamiliar culture.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Africa Brothers and Sisters
Vanessa French (Illustrator), Virginia Kroll (Author)
A young boy and his dad play a question-and-answer game about people who live in Africa and the ways in which they are connected to them.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  An African Princess
Lyra Edmonds (Author), Annie Wilson (Illustrator)
This is a story about a girl of mixed race discovering her family history and identity. Lyra is told by her family that she is an African Princess. But when she tells her school friends, they don't believe her. It is only when she flies to the vibrant Caribbean to visit her Taunte May that she discovers her own history.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
 
  Against the Storm
Written by
Gaye Hicyilmaz
Twelve-year-old Mehmet moves with his family from a rural village to Amkara, Turkey, hoping to find a better life.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  All About My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister's Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism
Written by
Sarah Peralta
Sarah, the young author of this book, lovingly tells of her day-to-day life activities with her brother, Evan, who is autistic. She accurately describes autism through use of scientific and medical terms, and through a realistic portrayal of her brother’s behavior and communication style.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
 
  All Families Are Different
Sol Gordon (Author), Vivien Cohen (Illustrator)
This nonfiction picture book reassures students that there is no such thing as "normal" when it comes to families, and that family differences should be celebrated. The author touches upon a wide range of family differences and issues including adoption, multiracial families, foster care, religion and same sex headed families.
[Grade Level: 2 - 6]
 
  All Families are Special
Norma Simon (Author), Teresa Flavin (Illustrator), Kathy Tucker (Editor)
Students in Mrs. Mack's class describe their families--big or small, living together or apart, with two moms or none--and learn why every family is special and important.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
 
  All Kinds of Children
Norma Simon (Author), Diane Paterson (Illustrator)
A story about the things that children all over the world have in common, including the need for food, clothes, people to love them and the opportunity to play.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
 
  All Kinds of Families
Joe Lasker (Illustrator), Norma Simon (Author)
A book that shows the many patterns of family life.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  All the Colors of the Earth
Illustrated by
Sheila Hamanaka
This book shows that despite differences in hair, eye and skin color, all children are loveable.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
 
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