A Family is a Family is a Family

Book cover for A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O'Leary

Sara O'Leary


Qin Leng

Book Summary

When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways — but the same in the one way that matters most of all. One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two dads. One has many stepsiblings, and another has a new baby in the family. As her classmates describe who they live with and who loves them — family of every shape, size and every kind of relation — the child realizes that as long as her family is full of caring people, it is special.

Families, LGBTQ, BIPOC, Diverse, Representation

Age Range
Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3)
Groundwood Books
Book Category