Still a Family: A Story About Homelessness
Author: Brenda Reeves Sturgis
Illustrator: Jo-Shin Lee
Country Connection: US (Taiwanese illustrator)
Reader Age: Younger
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.
SELs: self-awareness social awareness
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co