In frank, funny, touching, and often surprising interviews, children from fourteen different families talk about how they identify themselves as a family. The range of families profiled in this engaging book reflects the kaleidoscopic diversity of families in America today: there are mixed-race families and immigrant families; families of gay and lesbian couples and very religious families; families with only children, many children, adopted children, and children with special needs. This book is a celebration of all families, and provides young readers with windows into other lives, as well as mirrors in which they can see their own family relationships reflected.
About the Author
Katie Cleminson was discovered at the Illustrators' Exhibition at Bologna in 2007. Magic Box is her first picture book. She lives in the UK.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Families based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This is a visually lovely, and well-written book documenting a variety of family constellations, from lesbian and gay parents, to single parents, to adoptions, foster care and inter-racial families. Written in a style that makes all family styles seem natural.
Kuklin presents a photo essay of many types of families in various colors and configurations. The portraits of each family feel intimate and relaxed, never forced or preachy. Every student could benefit from exposure to this book; they will see families similar to their own and learn that there are many other types of families as well.
This book features many different types of families. It includes photographs of each family accompanied by their story.