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All Families Are Special

Simon, Norma (Book - 2003 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
All Families Are Special
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Students in Mrs. Mack's class describe their families--big or small, living together or apart, with two moms or none--and learn why every family is special and important.
Authors: Simon, Norma
Title: All families are special
Publisher: Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Company, 2003
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,23 x 28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Norma Simon ; illustrated by Teresa Flavin
Summary: Students in Mrs. Mack's class describe their families--big or small, living together or apart, with two moms or none--and learn why every family is special and important.
Additional Contributors: Flavin, Teresa
ISBN: 0807521752
9780807521755
Branch Call Number: jE Parenting SIMON
Subject Headings: Schools Juvenile fiction Families Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Schools
Families
LCCN: 2003002094
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The students in Mrs. Mack’s class describe their families to each other and learn how different each student’s each family is.


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Jul 02, 2013
  • ecrl rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Interestingly, the preview does not show the pages with the two "mothers." Put this book in the adult are of libraries and let parents decide if they want their children to read. Librarians are not the ones to makes these kinds of decisions. And I’m sure the ones preaching diversity and acceptance will equally (and open-mindedly) embrace kids reading books that teach how to handle/use guns.

Jul 02, 2013
  • susienor rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I do not recommend this book to small children, who can’t understand the “two mothers” of one child. Unless, of course, the parents want to acquaint their child with the subject of homosexuality. But why would one want to rush kids? We don’t teach children quantum physics, so why introduce them to homosexuality while they are still so young?

Jul 02, 2013
  • DebAK rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I don’t know how much more I can add to what others have written here, except that children should not be given the task of “selecting” books; this is a task to be performed by their parents. These kids cannot even cross the street after class without a crossing guard’s help; school areas have school zones for a very good reason: children cannot make informed decisions. They have no legal access to tobacco, alcohol, firearms, pornography, etc. Why should it be different when it comes to books?

Jul 01, 2013
  • Mee2 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Any adult who reads this book will have to agree that it should be in the adult are of libraries. Let PARENTS, not librarians, decide what their children read! (Children cannot make informed decisions, therefore they are not allowed to marry, buy liquor/cigarettes/guns/ammunition, buy a house, or even work?! I guess this is "censorship,” right?) From a very concerned parent!

I'm so sad to see so many fear mongers saying children shouldn't read this book. ALL FAMILIES ARE SPECIAL whether you agree with who they love or not and we should be teaching our children about diversity and accepting people for who they are even if they are different from us. It makes me sad to see people raising up the next generation of bigots.

Jul 01, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

In this picture book one of the characters is little Hannah who has “two mommies, Michelle and Annie.” This book should be in the adult area so parents, not librarians, can decide if they want their children to read it. (I wonder how long this comment will stay, until the censors spot it and it is censored!)

fight censorship. Anyone who says that children cannot make informed decisions has never had to rip a book or well-loved movie out of a childs hands. Let the kids pick what they want to read. Don't let parents censor their children and keep them blind to the world. -from a concerned librarian

May 06, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought this book was really well done. There are many different types of families discussed, and children may recognize families that are similar to their own. Illustrations are bright, colorful, and comforting.

Jan 19, 2013
  • euclid13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This would be a good book for family story hours. It should be in all grade school libraries. It is very well done. It is sad, but the fact that this book is needed is because some people are so full of hate.

Oct 25, 2012
  • Drmerkwurdigliebe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful book!

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May 01, 2014
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Jul 01, 2013
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Sep 26, 2012
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