A Library of the School of EducationDPIUW-Madison School Of EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonUW-Madison LibraryUW-Madison Catalog
Home
About the CCBC
Authors and Illustrators
Recommended Books for Children and Young Adults
CCBC Calendar and Events
CCBC-Net
CCBC Podcasts
CCBC Publications
Intellectual Freedom
Links

Support the CCBC
Support the CCBC
Are you a...K-12 TeacherLibrarianEarly Childhood Care ProviderUW Student / Faculty

In Our Mothers' House

by Patricia Polacco

Published by Philomel, 2009
48 pages

Ages 6-10

The loving, lesbian-parented family in which a girl grows up is the focus of this picture book describing many events over the course of her childhood. Growing up with two other adopted siblings, most of her memories are of fun times with family--immediate and extended-- and friends. A sense of humor, warmth and security is what she remembers most about her childhood, despite the occasional disapproval shown by a neighboring family becasue of her parents' relationship. A picture book written in the voice of the now adult daughter looking back ends in the bittersweet present: both her moms have now passed away, but their love and the love she received from them is what defines her memories.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


book cover
Book of the Week

ACCESSIBILITY POLICY:
In accordance with the UW-Madison Accessibility Policy, this site makes every effort to comply with the World Wide Web standards defined in the Federal Rehabilitation Act Section 508, specifically subsections 1194.22 and subsection 1194.31. If you need additional resources or have any questions or concerns about this site, please contact the site administrator for more information.
UW crest