Still a Family (Hardcover)

A Story about Homelessness

By Brenda Reeves Sturgis, Jo-Shin Lee (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807577073, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 31, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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Description


A little girl and her parents have lost their home and must live in a homeless shelter. Even worse, due to a common shelter policy, her dad must live in a men's shelter, separated from her and her mom. Despite these circumstances, the family still finds time to be together. They meet at the park to play hide-and-seek, slide on slides, and pet puppies. While the young girl wishes for better days when her family is together again under a roof of their very own, she continues to remind herself that they're still a family even in times of separation.


About the Author

Brenda Reeves Sturgis is an award-winning author of the picture books 10 Turkeys in the Road, The Lake Where Loon Lives, and Touchdown! This is her fourth book. She is a member of SCBWI and currently lives in Maine on a lovely little lake. Jo-Shin Lee received a bachelor's degree in agricultural chemistry prior to earning a master's degree in children's book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She aspires to create interesting and educational picture books for children around the world. Jo-Shin lives in Taiwan.


Praise For Still a Family: A Story about Homelessness

"This discussion starter offers a child’s perspective on homelessness and a positive message of hope." —School Library Journal