A Family is a Family is a Family: Resources for Teachers and Librarians

A Family is a Family is a Family is available from Groundwood either in hardcover (fifth printing!) or in a digital version.

Groundwood has put together an educator's guide for the book. You can find it here.

They have also made a printable classroom poster available for digital download here.

There is an interactive read aloud with ideas for classroom use here. (Thank you, Mai).

Here's an interview I did with CBC Radio in Montreal when the book first came out. And here's a little profile of Qin Leng, who was an absolute joy to work with.

This book owes so much to our editor and publisher, Sheila Barry. Sheila is very much missed,,,by us and by many, many others. I wrote about her for Walrus Magazine here.

The book has been translated into French, Korean, Swedish, and Italian. It has also been picked up by Scholastic Book Club. 

My greatest joy is seeing online reviewers say things like "I wish this book had existed when I was a child" because that is precisely why I wrote it.