Families, Families, Families

Families, Families, Families
Written by Suzanne Lang, Illustrated by Max Lang

No matter your size, shape, or pedigree–if you love each other, you are a family! Moms, dads, sisters, brothers — and even Great Aunt Sue — appear in dozens of combinations, demonstrating all kinds of nontraditional families! Silly animals are cleverly depicted in framed portraits, and offer a warm celebration of family love.

Primary Source Pairing:
This book is a celebration of families of all shapes and sizes. A primary source by definition is an original source under a time of study. For this book, pair an image of your family or a class photograph, as we are all essentially a learning family. Invite students to bring in an image of their family to create a display featuring this book and the many diverse families in the school community.

Questions for Discussions:

  • What do you notice about our families?
  • How are families different? How are they the same?


Book Cover and Summary: Follett
Wooden Frame: image from the Wikipedia Commons