Adoff, Arnold, ed.
I Am The Darker Brother, An Anthology of Modern Poems by Negro Americans
. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1968.
Poems by Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wright, and others.
Cerf, Christopher, ed.,
Marlo Thomas and Friends Free To Be . . . A Family, A Book About All Kinds of Belonging
. New York: Bantam Books. 1987.
Songs, stories, and poems about families.
Drescher. Joan E.
Your Family, By Family
. New York: Walker, 1980.
Picture book showing many different families-single parent, extended, adopted, foster, divorced and remarried.
Fufuka, Karamo and Mahiri Fufuka.
My Daddy Is a Cool Dude
. New York: The Dial Press, 1975.
Easy to read poems, the poems are ordinary but the illustrations are excellent and students can read this independently.
Hart, Carole, ed.
Free To Be . . . You And He.
New York: Bantam Books, 1974.
Songs, stories, and poems about feelings and relationships. Could be used to address topics as they come up in discussion.
Hill, Elizabeth S.
. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967.
The theme is the balance between having time for yourself and togetherness, owning your own corner, and helping a member of your family.
When Grownups Drive You Crazy
. New York: Macmillan, 1988.
Written for children, stresses understanding why grownups behave as they do, and telling them in an appropriate way how you feel. Nagging, privileges, privacy, being compared to siblings, parents with substance abuse problems, and many other topics.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.
Getting Along In Your Family.
Nashville: Abingdon, 1976.
Presents typical family problems and discusses how to have good communication in the family.
The Shimmershine Queens
. New York: G. P. Putnam”s Sons, 1989.
Angie learns to be proud of herself and to deal with peers, her absent father, and depressed mother.