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A Family Is a Family Is a Family

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Qin Leng

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When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways — but the same in the one way that matters most of all.

One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two dads. One has many stepsiblings, and another has a new baby in the family.

As her classmates describe who they live with and who loves them — family of every shape, size and every kind of relation — the child realizes that as long as her family is full of caring people, it is special.

A warm and whimsical look at many types of families, written by award-winning author Sara O’Leary, with quirky and sweet illustrations by Qin Leng.

About the Authors

Sara O'Leary

SARA O’LEARY is a writer for both children and adults. Her picture books include Owls Are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet, A Family is a Family is a Family, and This is Sadie.
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Qin Leng illustrates children’s books and magazines and designs backgrounds for animated television series. She has illustrated numerous books that have been published in many countries around the world. She currently lives in Toronto with her twin sister.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
k to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
  • Commended, USBBY's Outstanding International Books List
  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets Top Ten
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library's First and Best List
  • Commended, CBC Best Books of 2016

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A Family is a Family is a Family

This book highlights the diversity of families and increase understanding of family structures such as divorced parents, foster parents, and same-sex parents. This book will also help young readers understand their own families, and the families of their friends and classmates. Playful illustrations enliven different family structures and create a visual understanding of the differences that make each family unique.

Source: Association of Canadian Publishers. Diversity Collection Selection 2017.

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