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A Family Is a Family Is a Family

Sara O'Leary's children's book was illustrated by Qin Leng.

Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Qin Leng

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 step-siblings, 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. (From Groundwood Books)

Author interviews

Award-winning Hudson author Sara O'Leary tells us about her new book, A Family is a Family is a Family. The story, illustrated by Qin Leng, starts in a classroom where a student is hesitant to talk about her family but eventually opens up after discoverin 12:02