Still a Family

A Story about Homelessness

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.

  • 32 Pages
  • 10.75" x 8.5"
  • 9780807577073
  • January 2017

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  • A sensitive and necessary picture book to provide comfort and raise awareness and empathy.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • An empathic and valuable book, both for families without a home and for those in a position to help.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • This discussion starter offers a child’s perspective on homelessness and a positive message of hope.

    - School Library Journal

Awards & Accolades

  • New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017


    Jo-Shin Lee

    Common Core

    L.2.3,4,4a,4c,4d,5,5a,5a,6 RF.2.3,3c,3d,4,4a,4c RL.2.1,2,3,4,7,10 SL.2.1,1b,1c,2,3,4,6 W.2.1,2,3,6,7,8


    • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
    • ATOS Level: 2.6