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Two Mrs. Gibsons

by Toyomi Igus
Illustrated by Daryl Wells

Published by Children's Book Press, 1996
32 pages
ISBN: 0-89239-135-9

Ages 3 - 7

The two Mrs. Gibsons don't seem to have much in common--one is tall, has dark skin and was born in Tennessee and the other is short, light-skinned and was born in Japan. The narrator of this story describes the two by pointing out all their differences but, in the end, they have one important thing in common: "...they both loved my daddy and they both loved me." This lyrical and unusually direct story of an interracial family focuses on the child's joyful acceptance of differences. CCBC categories: Picture Books; Understanding Oneself and Others. 1996, Children's Book Press, 32 pages, $14.95. Ages 3-7.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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