Liz Kazandzhy


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Lisa Bullard, Renee Kurilla, Households, Tolerance, Sociology, Family

Document Type

Book Review


Makayla is waiting for her baby brother to be born, and her parents encourage her to learn more about different kinds of families. She starts off at her friend Mateo’s house, where everyone talks loudly, speaks Spanish, and has lots of fun. Next she passes Ms. Betsy and Ms. Roberta, a couple with no kids, and tells them all about her family. She then has lunch with Olivia and her dad and learns more about divorce and stepfamilies, and she stops by Jake and his grandparents who take care of him. Finally she visits Parker, a boy with two dads, and comes home to a big party with her immediate and extended family.