A Family is a Family-Books on Multiracial Families

"Families are like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one."-Unknown

What does a family consist of? What does a family look like? Are all families small? Are they big? Are the parents in the family from the same culture, race, or religion? Do the kids look alike? 

These are usually the questions I ask my students during our thematic unit on families. Families do not always have to look alike, practice the same traditions, or be from the same ethnic group to be considered a family. Some people even consider their friends to be their family.  A family is about love, acceptance, and respect. There is not enough definitions to tell us what a family is or what it could be, but you can always see the beauty of a family in how they love and treat each other. I have selected a few books that contain multiracial/biracial/transracial characters and families.

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  1. What a fantastic collection! My own family has been enriched by adoption, and includes members from different cultures and countries, so these books sing right to my heart.

    1. Glad you enjoy the post! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Wonderful list of books for my son and I to check out. Thank you for sharing them. Have a great day.


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