Popular Diverse Families Books
Highlighting Family Diversity
Updated January 10, The official label used by the Australian government to define a traditional family a two parent family with biological or adopted children only is "intact": Not damaged or impaired in any way. This is problematic when we think about all the other possible ways to live in a family: blended, step, single parent, foster, or any other family that diverges from we might call the "traditional" family model. In Australian picture books, family representation has been overwhelmingly traditional; not just "intact", but specifically white, middle class, with a mum, dad, and a frequently blonde male child protagonist. Children from diverse families are rarely represented. But this may be changing. The following are eight recently published Australian picture books that break the mould and celebrate family diversity, showing that all families — whatever shape they take — are intact.
Books Featuring Racial or Cultural Diversity
As children around the world return to school, HRC is celebrating back to school season with quality read-alouds. This fall, make sure you pick up at least one of these six books that embrace family diversity, as recommended by Welcoming Schools:.
They love each other very much and make a nest together. Sadly, Roy and Silo do not have an egg to keep warm. One day their keeper decides to give them an egg that needs protection. Many days pass, Roy and Silo attend conscientiously to the precious egg. At long last the shell cracks and baby Tango arrives.