. New York: Dell Publishing Co. Inc., 1981.
A teenage girl whose father has been killed tries to come to terms with her grief. In this novel, Blume shows the strong emotions inherent in families.
To Kill A Mocking Bird
. New York: Warner Books, Inc., 1960.
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Harper Lee shows a wide range of human behavior including kindness and cruelty, love and hatred. Set in the south during the 1930s, it highlights prejudice and family traditions.
Smiley, Marjorie B. ed.
A Family is a Way of Feeling
. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1966.
This book, part of a literature and language arts program, is comprised of 15 short stories and poems, all about family life. It explores the question: What is a family? Several poems and stories can be used as the starting point for some lessons in this unit.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls.
By the Shores of Silver Lake
. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 1939.
The Ingalls family is among the first to settle in a new town as this frontier family moves West. Vividly depicts family life in the early 20th century.