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Austin, Nefertiti

Summary: "When Nefertiti Austin, a single African-American woman, decided to adopt two black children through the foster system, she was unprepared for the fact that there is no place for black women in the 'mommy wars.' Austin set off on her path with no place to seek guidance from others who looked like her or shared her experience. She soon realized that she would not only have to navigate skepticism...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AUSTIN, NEFERTITI AUS

Kaeser, Gigi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Massachusetts Press 1999

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 306.874 LOVE

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon's award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sundance Selects 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FAR

Summary: This documentary focuses attention on the United States' aging population and the many adult children who are undertaking the primary care for their aging parents, underscoring today's struggle to keep parents at home, tensions between siblings and social, cultural and economic issues. Immediately followed by a 30-minute panel discussion with medical correspondent Dr. Art Ulene which offers...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Video 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649.8084 CAR

Rosswood, Eric

Summary: Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood provides a unique combination of inspirational firsthand accounts combined with the critical information, tips and advice needed to help couples successfully navigate the complex road to parenthood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Horizon Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8 ROS

Beer, Sophie

Summary: Whether you have one parent, two moms, two dads, a mom and a dad, or another wonderful caregiver, there's one thing that makes a family a family ... and that's love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2018

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Dellaccio, Tanya

Summary: "Each family is unique. Sometimes families only have one parent, and that's OK. Many children in the United States live with one parent. This title explores the joys, hardships, and complexities of life with a single parent. Some families with one parent are surrounded by positive circumstances, while others face difficulties such as a lack of childcare, poverty, and more. This title touches...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.85 DEL

Summary: Wisdom and experience from lesbian, gay, and transgender foster and adoptive parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.73 LES

Huddleston, Cameron

Summary: "As your parents age, you may find that you want or need to broach the often-difficult subject of finances. In Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances, you'll learn the best ways to approach this issue, along with a wealth of financial and legal information that will help you help your parents into and through their golden years."...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.024 HUD

Duhig, Holly.

Summary: These charming scrapbook-style titles take topics affecting children's lives today, and lets the kids themselves do the talking. Topics To Talk About introduces the reader to some young characters, and discusses what makes them unique in a friendly, accessible way. Meet Daisy's two dads, and learn how Ella gained a stepparent. Amir tells you how he coped with the death of Grandad Sanjay and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: KidHaven Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.874 DUH

Jackson, Richie

Summary: "When Richie Jackson's son born through surrogacy comes out to him at the age of 18, Richie - now in his 50s, a successful producer and happily married - feels compelled to write him a letter. Gay Like Me is both a celebration of gay identity and a sorrowful warning. Jackson talks of his own progress and growth as a gay man coming of age through decades of political and cultural change. We've...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2020

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Vaughan, Brian K.

Summary: After a dramatic time jump, Hazel begins the most exciting adventure of her life: kindergarten. Meanwhile, her starcrossed family learns hard lessons of their own.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Comics 2016

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Summary: A 40-year-old father of two still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves from Paris to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him, so he decides to move there as well.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Publisher not identified] 2014

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CHI

Dahl, Linda

Summary: The first book to address crucial factors in the diagnosis and treatment of young, addicted women, written especially for parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CRP, Central Recovery Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 DAH

Duhig, Holly

Summary: Through accessible and relatable text, readers are exposed to what it's like to live with a single parent. Topics such as single parenting, separation, and divorce must be handled with care, and this volume addresses these issues with sensitivity and compassion. Readers expand their knowledge of social issues and are made aware of how to handle possible changes in a family dynamic. Full-color...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: KidHaven Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.89 DUH

Thayer, Nancy

Summary: "Lisa Hudson feels more alive than she has in a long time after hiring hunky carpenter Mack Whitney to renovate her old Nantucket home. There's no denying the spark growing between them--despite the fact that Mack is ten years her junior. But her twentysomething children, Juliet and Theo, on the island for the summer, worry that the new relationship will only lead to Lisa's heartbreak. Yet...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC THA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC THA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC THA

Davies, Nicola

Summary: A young boy and his family are trying to overcome the loss of his father. The natural world becomes part of the healing process.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graffeg 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE DAV

Feder, Tyler

Summary: "Tyler Feder shares her story of her mother's first oncology appointment to facing reality as a motherless daughter in this frank and refreshingly funny graphic memoir"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2020

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Federico, Meg.

Summary: The author relates her poignant and hilariously tumultuous journey caring for her eighty-year-old mother and newly minted step-father who were forced to accept full-time home care.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.87 Federico 2009

Tilton, Adelle Jameson.

Summary: Provides practical advice, expert reassurance, and real-life tips to help your family cope with an autistic child.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Adams Media 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 618.92 TIL

Summary: A seven year old genius is caught in a tug of war between his waitress mom who only wants a regular life for him, and the head of an institute for gifted children who wants to further his development.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY LIT

Doan, Lisa.

Summary: "Jack's parents have decided to guide safaris in Africa, much to Jack's chagrin and none of their previous schemes have worked"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Darby Creek 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DOA

Long, Nicholas James

Contents: Planning the divorce and telling your child -- Looking after your own well-being during and following divorce -- Issues between you and your ex-spouse during and following divorce --Visitation issues -- Divorced parenting: general guidelines -- Importance of other relationships -- Seeking professional help -- Moving toward the future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Contemporary Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.89 LON

Harrington, Claudia

Summary: Lenny, the class reporter, follows Elsie for a school project and learns about her life with her two moms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

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