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Diverse Books: Family

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No Place for Kids

No Place for Kids

by Alison Lohans
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : runaways, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse

Finalist, Saskatchewan Book Awards, Best Children’s Book

 

 

 

Sisters Jennifer and Sarah were once part of a happy, stable family, but their idyllic life comes to an abrupt halt with the death of their mother. Unable to cope with his grief and the needs of his two young daughters, their father finds comfort in alcohol, gets fired from his job, and loses his grip on his family.

 

As twelve-year-old Jennifer approaches maturity, she starts to develop a tough exterior, especially when she attracts un …

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Up Above and Down Below

Up Above and Down Below

by Paloma Valdivia
edition:Hardcover
tagged : prejudice & racism

“In the world, there are different kinds of people,” opens Up Above and Down Below. The ones on the top think the ones on the bottom are different. The ones down below they think the ones up above are different. But what if they all turned themselves upside down? Would everyone find that they’re all the same, except in a few small ways? 
Through award-winning translator Susan Ouriou, author-illustrator Paloma Valdivia explores this complex philosophical question and encourages young rea …

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My Neighbor Is a Dog

My Neighbor Is a Dog

by Isabel Minhós Martins, translated by John Herring, illustrated by Madalena Matoso
edition:Hardcover
tagged : city & town life, parents, manners & etiquette

Living in an apartment building can sometimes mean sharing walls with a host of characters — but what about with crocodiles, elephants, dogs, and bears? Much to her delight, this is the motley crew that one little girl finds herself living amongst. Her parents, however, find all their new neighbors to be a little strange. While the little girl is enjoying the saxophone music her friendly dog neighbor plays, her parents bemoan the hair he leaves all over the stairs. When the little girl is grat …

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Mom and Mum are Getting Married!

Mom and Mum are Getting Married!

by Ken Setterington, illustrated by Priestley, Alice
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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Rosie is surprised to find her Mom dancing alone in the living room, but when Mom announces, “Your Mum and I are getting married!” they can’t wait to start planning the big day. Friends and family come together for a celebration of love.

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