Families

by Susan Kuklin

A vibrant photo-essay looks at fifteen diverse families in New York City through... read more

A vibrant photo-essay looks at fifteen diverse families in New York City through the eyes of their children. In her note to readers, author/photographer Susan Kuklin notes that some children chose to be interviewed alone, and some with their siblings or parents present. All had definite opinions about what they wanted to share and also how they wanted their families to be visually portrayed. Kuklin invited each child to also choose one of their existing family photographs “to help describe who they are.” The families profiled have both heterosexual and same-sex parent(s); monoracial, biracial, and multiracial heritages; single children and multiple children; and represent a range of religions and religious practices. The voices of the children Kuklin interviewed are fresh, funny, observant, touching, and, above all, honest in this buoyant volume. (Ages 7–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2006

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