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21st Century Kids: Read Multigenerational Stories

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library,
Grandma and kids reading together
“I lived the first five years of my life on a farm in Union City, Michigan, with my mom and grandparents. It was the most magical time of my life.”—Patricia Polacco

During the past year we have all become deeply aware of the importance of family. Moreover, the love and caring of extended elder family members is beneficial during challenging times. These relationships with Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles are, at times, complex. Yet, their influence cannot be underestimated. Here is a sampling of fiction titles that explore these special, yet, complex relationships with elder family members.

Read Multigenerational Stories

Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It: A Monologue Novel
Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Some Places More Than Others
Watson, Renee

The World Ends in April
McAnulty, Stacy

When You Trap a Tiger
Keller, Tae

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
Cartaya, Pablo

Just Like Jackie
Stoddard, Lindsey

Caterpillar Summer
McDunn, Gillian

Harrington, Karen

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone
Moriarty, Jaclyn

Of a Feather
Lorentz, Dayna

The House That Lou Built
Respicio, Mae