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Molly's Family by Nancy Garden

Molly's Family

by Nancy Garden

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Molly is a young girl with a mommy and a mama. While getting ready for a family day at school, her classmates make fun of her for thinking that she can have two moms. Even her teacher questions it. Molly's moms explain to her that they had so much love that they wanted a baby. Molly's teacher explains to the class that there are many different types of families and all families are welcome at their get together. This book's story line talks about a subject that a lot of classrooms do not even talk about. The illustrations are subtle which draws less attention to the pictures and more attention to the meaning. In a classroom I find it important to talk about family and the many different families that there are. Take a couple days and dedicate time in those days to talk about family. Have students draw their families and talk about them. Read this book, along with other books that touch on family differences. ( )
  mholtan | Dec 3, 2015 |
This book explains that many children have different family situations but no matter what, they are all important. This book specifically talks about a little girl who has two moms
  Shekina.Plaskett | May 13, 2015 |
When her kindergarden teacher asked the class to draw their family, Molly drew Mommy, Mama Lu and her puppy Sam. Her classmate Tommy thought it wasn't a proper family because there's no daddy. Molly and her kindergarden class learned that there are lots of different kind of families. I think it's important to teach kids at a young age about the different kind of families. That will help them avoid discriminating one kind of family over the other in the future. ( )
  tramtran | May 1, 2015 |
This story is about a family that consists of two moms. Molly is made fun of by a boy named Tommy because he says that you cannot have two moms. Molly realizes that both of her moms love her and that is all that matters! I feel that this book is a necessity for children to hear because it touches on a topic that many children may not be used to. It is important to address diverse families and this book does just that! ( )
  Hhaddad1 | Apr 29, 2015 |
Anyone can read a book about a normal family of a mother, father, and children. In today's society there are many different styles of families. This book teaches children of a family with two mothers who love their child immensely. When a young girl draws a picture of her family for family day, she gets criticized because she cannot have two moms according to her classmates. However by the end, they understand how all families differ after the teacher explains what a family is to the class. I liked this book because it resembles what is outside of the normal family and how not every family is the same. Just like people; families come in many varieties. ( )
  amartino1208 | Apr 27, 2015 |
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"Friday is Open School Night," said Ms. Marston, Molly's kindergarten teacher.
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What makes a family?

The members of Ms. Marston's kindergarten class are cleaning and decorating their room for the upcoming Open School Night. Molly and Tommy work on drawing pictures to put on the walls. Molly draws her family: Mommy, Mama Lu, and her puppy, Sam. But when Tommy looks at her picture, he tells her it's not of a family. "You can't have a mommy and a mama," he says. Molly doesn't know what to think; no one else in her class has two mothers. She isn't sure she wants her picture to be on the wall for Open School Night.

Molly's dilemma, sensitively explored in words and art, shows readers that even if a family is different from others, it can still be happy, loving, and real.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:44 -0400)

While preparing decorations for Open School Night, Molly and several of her classmates draw pictures of their families and discover that family means something different to each of them.

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