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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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  Dia's Story Cloth
Chue Cha (Illustrator), Dia Cha (Author), Nhia Thao Cha (Illustrator)
A book about the story cloth made for the author by her aunt and uncle which chronicles the life of the Hmong people in their native Laos.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  The Different Dragon
Jennifer Bryan (Author), Danamarie Hosler (Illustrator)
Young Noah and his mom create a bedtime story with a fierce and ferocious dragon. As the story progresses, it turns out that the dragon is upset because he just can't be terrifying anymore, so Noah befriends the dragon and shows him that it's okay for him to be different. Noah has two mothers, who are presented as a normal part of his life, and not the central focus of the tale. A lesson plan for teachers to use this story in class is available at
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
  Different Just Like Me
Written by
Lori Mitchell
A young girl notices that everyone looks different from each other, just like the flowers in her grandmother's garden. She learns that despite these differences, there are also similarities and everyone should be liked equally.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Diwali: Hindu Festival of Light
Written by
Dianne M. MacMillan
The history and tradition, as well as the symbols and current celebration of Diwali.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Do I Have a Daddy? A Story about a Single-Parent Child
Jeanne Warren Lindsay (Author), Jami Moffett (Illustrator)
Eric's mother helps him understand the fact that she and his father were never married.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Don't Give-Up Kid and Learning Disabilities
Sandra DePauw (Illustrator), Jeanne Gehret (Author)
Alex, a young boy who has dyslexia learns about different learning disabilities.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Double Trouble: A Story About Twins
Sarah Albee (Author), David Prebenna (Illustrator)
Although people may look alike, this book teaches children that everyone is unique.
[Grade Level: Pre-K]
Written by
Natacha Karvoskaia
A child who is traveling from a foreign country has many questions for her adoptive parents but is too afraid to ask.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 1]
  Down Home at Miss Dessa's
Felicia Marshall (Illustrator), Bette Stroud (Author)
In the south in the 1940s, two young African-American sisters spend the day caring for an elderly neighbor.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Dragon Feet
Marjorie Jackson (Author), Mark Mitchell (Illustrator)
Children celebrate the Chinese New Year.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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