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Still a Family
Still a Family

Still a Family

A Story about Homelessness

JUVENILE FICTION

32 Pages, 10.75 x 8.5

Formats: PDF

PDF, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: January 2017

ISBN 9780807577097

Rights: WOR

Albert Whitman & Company (Jan 2017)

Not yet published. Ships 1/31/2017.
 

Overview

A little girl and her parents have lost their home and must live in a homeless shelter. Even worse, due to a common shelter policy, her dad must live in a men's shelter, separated from her and her mom. Despite these circumstances, the family still finds time to be together. They meet at the park to play hide-and-seek, slide on slides, and pet puppies. While the young girl wishes for better days when her family is together again under a roof of their very own, she continues to remind herself that they're still a family even in times of separation.

Reviews

"This discussion starter offers a child's perspective on homelessness and a positive message of hope." —School Library Journal

Author Biography

Brenda Reeves Sturgis is an award-winning author of the picture books 10 Turkeys in the Road, The Lake Where Loon Lives, and Touchdown! This is her fourth book. She is a member of SCBWI and currently lives in Maine on a lovely little lake. Jo-Shin Lee received a bachelor's degree in agricultural chemistry prior to earning a master's degree in children's book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She aspires to create interesting and educational picture books for children around the world. Jo-Shin lives in Taiwan.