Tapestry of Faith: Families: A Jr. High School Youth Program that Explores the Diversity, Commonality, and Meaning of Families

Books about Families

Part of Families

Here is a short list of books about families to have on hand for this and other sessions. You might find others in your congregational or local library. Remember to provide images of diverse family structures.

Beard, Jean J., and Peggy Gillespie, with Gigi Kaeser. Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family. New York: The New Press, 2002.

Ewald, Wendy. I Wanna Take Me a Picture: Teaching Photography and Writing to Children. Boston: Beacon Press, 2001.

Jenness, Aylette. Families: A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment and Love. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990.

Kaeser, Gigi, and Peggy Gillespie. Of Many Colors: Portraits of Multiracial Families. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1994.

Ommer, Uwe, with Sophie Furlaud and Pierre Verboud. Families. New York: Universe, 2003.

Recommended for older youth:

Goldberg, Jim. Rich and Poor. New York: Random House, 1985.