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Children's Fiction Alternative Family

My Family, Your Family!

by (author) Kathryn Cole

illustrated by Cornelia Li

Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2020
Alternative Family, Multigenerational, LGBT
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 0 to 2


This book includes a diverse array of characters and celebrates gay parents, single parents, blended families, and other family groups rarely seen in board books.

About the authors

Kathryn Cole has spent a forty-five-year career in children’s books as an illustrator, art director, editor, designer, and publisher, including Editorial Director of Tundra Books. The books she has overseen have won multiple awards, including four Governor General’s Awards. Kathryn volunteered as a support to parents for thirteen years with Boost in their crisis support and court preparation groups. She shares the managing editor role at Second Story Press and lives in Toronto.

Kathryn Cole's profile page

Cornelia Li is a Chinese-born illustrator currently based in Toronto. She is intrigued by narrative woven into daily interactions between people and their surroundings and she set out to capture the relationship by externalizing the ideas and emotions into elements in her images. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, the AOI, 3x3, the National Magazine Awards and more.


Cornelia Li's profile page


  • Long-listed, Book Vine's Best New Books for Early Childhood
  • Short-listed, Picture Bookstagang Best of 2020

Editorial Reviews

"A solid introduction to inclusive family structures."

Publisher's Weekly

"Not only a good home purchase, My Family, Your Family! should be found in all libraries serving the preschool crowd."

Canadian Review of Materials

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