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Abuela

By Arthur Dorros

Illustrated by Elisa Kleven

Published by

A girl and her grandmother (abuela) are spending the day together, when the girl wonders if she can fly.  This book focuses on the relationship between a girl and her grandmother, and the specialness of those relationships.

 

ALA Notable Children’s Book      Booklist Editor’s Choice

Horn Book Fanfare Listing          Parent’s Choice Award

American Booksellers Pick of the Lists

NCSS Notable Social Studies Children’s Book

Accessed: Augusta County Library

 

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Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge

By Mem Fox

Illustrated by Julie Vivas

Published by Kane Miller, 1989

Wilfred is a young boy who lives near an old folks’ home and has befriended many of the residents there.  When he finds out that Miss Nancy is losing her memory, he sets out to help her find it again.  He enlists the help of other residents of the home to find out what memories are, then assembles objects for Miss Nancy to look at.  Miss Nancy finds that she actually does remember more than she thought she did, and Wilfred saves the day.

A great book for young children to discuss memories and the objects that help hold those memories for us.

Accessed: Augusta County Library

 

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And Tango Makes Three

By Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Illustrated by Henry Cole
Published by Simon and Schuster, 2005

Two male penguins in the zoo are a couple, and the zookeepers at the Central Park Zoo in New York see that they are desperately trying to hatch a rock– the closest thing they can find to an egg, like the other penguin couples have. Since neither of them can lay an egg, one zookeeper takes pity on them and gives them an egg to hatch and raise. Along comes Tango.

This book is a wonderful story to share to show all types of families, and address the issue of same-sex relationships.

Awards: School Library Journal and Booklist Starred Reviews

Accessed: Augusta County Library

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