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A Family Like Ours

Everyone's family is unique--and good! From sprawling extended families and close-knit units to adopted and chosen families, A Family Like Ours celebrates all those important connections we build over the years. Regardless of what yours looks like, family is a place for support, safety, growth, and inspiration. What is special, surprising, or sensational about your family?

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
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Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111868), PDF (9781668908457), Hosted ebook (9781668908471)
Copyright 2023
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 9 x 11
Graphics Full-color illustrations

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Author: Frank Murphy

Frank Murphy writes children’s books and teaches elementary school. Every school year he views each new class as a “family”—for over 30 years now! His “at home” family includes people and puppies with the names: Carla, Haley, Griffin, Chase, Kathleen, Francis, Jumper, Cali, Jack, Katie Claire, all the Saglimbenis, the Murphys, and many more.

Author: Alice Lee

Alice Lee is an educator, administrator, and avid children’s literature reader. She always dreamed of becoming an author. She believes in activating and transforming students through education and literacy so that they are empowered to create a kinder world. She is passionate about sharing the love of literacy and a good story to families, educators, and children. A Family Like Ours was written with all the families, groups, and communities who have impacted Alice throughout her life. Alice is a first generation Korean-American. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two wonderful children. A Family Like Ours is Alice’s first picture book.

Illustrator: Kayla Harren

Kayla Harren graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is the illustrator of many picture books, including A Boy Like You and A Girl Like You. She grew up in a family with her mom, dad, and older brother. She has also been included in sports team families, art club families, and friendship families. Kayla lives in Minnesota with her own little family made up of her husband and adopted dogs.

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