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A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O'Leary illustrated by Qin Leng


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.

Selected for the Toronto Public Library's First and Best List 2016

Selected for the CBC Best Books of 2016 2016

Selected for the USBBY's Outstanding International Books List 2017

Selected for the OLA Best Bets Top Ten 2016

Short-listed for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award 2017

Selected for the Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year 2017

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