Available in: Hardcover. Here is a whole new set of rationales to be used in defending challenged books. Beautifully reasoned arguments support the teaching of books that are frequently challenged by would-be censors. Karolid
Families with adopted children, families with different ethnic heritages, families with divorced parents, step families, families with gay members ... As the face of the American family changes, the need to acknowledge this growing diversity and present positive family role models has also increased. This book identifies the burgeoning literature that presents families positively and promotes appreciation of diversity. It describes more than 150 children's books that can help students understand the common complexities of today's families - from ethnic diversity, adoption, and divorce, to death, homelessness, and family conflicts. Questions offer students the opportunity to reflect on and discuss issues and target activities reinforce the concepts presented in the books. A wonderful resource for educators and school counselors, this book will be appreciated by anyone who works with children and families, grades 4-8.