To Live In Two Worlds
. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1984. The stories of young Native Americans who work to save their heritage while moving in the white culture. Wonderful photographs by Paul Conklin.
Past, Present, and Personal
. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. Essays on the history of the American family and the changing roles of family members.
Footlick, Jerrold K. “What Happened to the Family?”
. Winter/Spring 1990. pp. 14-20. Up-to-date description of the American family.
Gallo, Donald R., ed.
New York: Dell Publishing, 1987. An analogy of nineteen short stories written for young adults that cover a wide range of topics, many of which revolve around the family.
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki and Houston, James D.
Farewell to Manzanar
. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. The autobiographical story of seven-year-old Jeanne Wakatsuki when she and her Japanese-American family are interned at Manzanar, a Japanese relocation camp during World War II.
Kantrowitz, Barbara and Winger, Pat. “Step by Step”.
. Winter/Spring, 1990. pp. 24-46. A discussion of divorce and step-families in America.
Kingston, Maxine Hong.
The Woman Warrior
. New York: Random House, 1976. The author’s story of growing up Chinese and female in California. Adult themes.
Mendel, Charles N. and Haberstein, Robert W., eds.
Ethnic Families in America
. New York: Elsier Scientific Publishing, 1976. A discussion of several different ethnic groups in the U.S.
. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1986. As a young Puerto Rican girl travels between her home of New York City and Puerto Rico she learns about herself and her cultural heritage.
. New York: Penguin Books, 1982. The autobiography of Edward Rivera moving from Puerto Rico to New York City. Not all of this book is appropriate for young readers.
Wartski, Maureen Crane.
A Long Way From Home
. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1980. The story of a Vietnamese refugee and the difficulty he has when he arrives in the United States after living in the streets of Saigon.
Walker, Alice. “The Democratic Order: Such Things in Twenty Years I Understood” in
Fathers: Reflections by Daughters
. ed. by Ursula Owens. London: Virago, 1983. Recollections of her father.
. New York: Harper and Row, 1979. The struggles of a Chinese-American boy trying to please his father and find his place in the western world.
Child of the Owl
. New York: Harper and Row, 1977. Twelve-year-old Casey is sent to live with her Chinese grandmother in San Francisco’s Chinatown and learns about her cultural heritage.
Changing American Family
. Washington D.C. Congressional Quarterly, 1979.
1990 Draft Revision of Excerpts from
ConnCept IX: Identifying and Programming for Hispanic Gifted and Talented Students
. Hartford: Connecticut State Department of Education. 1980.