All Families Are Special

All Families Are Special

Book - 2003
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When Mrs. Mack says she will soon be a grandmother, her students realize that teachers have families just like they do! Suddenly everyone in the class wants to share information about his or her own unique family.

Baker
& Taylor

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.

Publisher: Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Company, 2003
ISBN: 9780807521755
0807521752
Branch Call Number: E SIMON
Additional Contributors: Flavin, Teresa - Illustrator

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indegma
Nov 25, 2014

One of the major points of the Library Bill of Rights is that parents are responsible for what their children read. It is the goal of public libraries to provide materials for the entire community, including different points of view. This is a children's book that many parents will want to share with their families. Children are perfectly capable of choosing their own reading materials. It's the parent's responsibility to have a conversation with the child in order to let them know what is acceptable.

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AsherLev
Nov 18, 2014

If a child can understand a mommy and daddy loving each other then they can understand a mommy and mommy loving each other.

Also take notice that all of the negative comments were left within 2 days of each other and they are all from the same area. This is a discrimination group at work.

tamishas Jul 01, 2013

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.

librarylover8 Jul 01, 2013

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

KRockstar10 May 06, 2013

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.

DebAK Jan 20, 2013

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?

Mee2 Oct 25, 2012

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!

Drmerkwurdigliebe Oct 25, 2012

Wonderful book!

ecrl Oct 05, 2012

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.

EuSei Oct 03, 2012

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!)

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