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Non-traditional Families

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Taylor Arrigo

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-Age group: primary school
-Great book for conversation starters
-Teaches diversity Non-traditional Families Acacia S, Lauren B,
Elisabeth S and Taylor A What are non-traditional families? Happy Families What's 'Happy Families' About? Sources Single parents, foster parents, multiracial, grandparents raising grandchildren, same-sex parents, and blended households.

Non-traditional families are more normal currently than traditional families as of the last census. Ages: 12 and up
Transgender Parents Twins:
Not being asked what makes them comfortable
Not knowing what was happening
Worries about the embarrassment, humiliation and fear of explaining their fathers situation
Struggles with her routine being messed up and her life being out of sync
Wants a clear answer about what is happening and when they will be a family again Davis, Tanita S. Happy Families. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Print.
Garden, Nancy, and Sharon Wooding. Molly's Family. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2004. Print.
http://answers.usa.gov/system/selfservice.controller?CONFIGURATION=1000&PARTITION_ID=1&CMD=VIEW_ARTICLE&ARTICLE_ID=11536 Definitions for better
understanding Transgender:
someone whose gender's different from their assigned one at birth
May or may not be hormonal or surgical
Mixed Family:
A family that includes children of a previous marriage of one spouse or both
Same-sex families:
Families with same sex parents.
Traditional Families:
1 mother, 1 father and 2.5 kids
No true definition of Family Molly's Family What's 'Molly's Family'
About? Ysabel & Justin are twins
Sophomore Year
Typical teenagers
Focused on their life
Junior Year
Learn Dad is a cross dresser
Dad lives away from home More about
'Happy Families' Justin:
Struggles with not having answers about what is happening
Isn't certain about his life when so much is changing
"Even without a whole bunch of aunts and uncles or a second set of grandparents like most people have, my family, including Sherilyn, is complete."
~Ysabel Additional Info The issue of family presented in these texts by showing the different types of families there are because there is no true definition of family, it's whatever you want the word to mean.

It's portrayed in the cultural aspect of the book because in Molly's Family, she is in kindergarten and in Happy Families, they're in High school, so the age ranges differ as do the environments.

It's connected with other work in this class because they show how to deal with changes or differences your family may have from other families, like in Kampung boy, the mother was in charge of the household instead of the father, like in most places around the world. Or in Sold where her parents sold her, to people they knew nothing about, to be a maid because they needed the money. Characters:
Mrs. Marston
Mama Lu
Molly's classmates
Molly's kindergarten classroom
The class is getting the room ready for open school night by cleaning, decorating, making castles out of blocks and drawing family pictures Problem:
Some classmates tell Molly that her family she drew on her paper isn't a family because she can't have two moms (Mommy and Mama Lu)
Molly learns throughout the book that everyone has a different type of family, whether it's living with only their dad or a mom and no dad or even grandparents.
She learns that what really matters is that the people you live with love and care for you. More definitions Transition:
Time of switching gender, the process of doing so
Not always short
Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS):
Preferred term to “sex change operation”
Not all choose/afford it
Occasionally wearing clothes traditionally worn by the other sex
Not indicator for sexual orientation or tied to erotic activity
Gender Identity Disorder (GID):
Replaces term “Gender Dysphoria”
Given to gender variant people, often kids who don’t follow gender norms.
Person with ambiguous biological sex.
Genetic, hormonal, and anatomical variations Avoid Defamatory Terminology Protocol for names and pronoun usage Problematic terminology Same-Sex Marriage Laws The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriage and allows states to refuse such marriages performed in other states
These couples may be eligible for certain rights & benefits similar to or the same as those under marriage through state civil union or domestic partnership laws.
States that perform same-sex marriages:
District of Columbia
Maine Maryland
New Hampshire
New York
Rhode Island
Washington 3 Native American Tribes:
Coquille (Oregon)
Suquamish (WA)
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Michigan) More about 'Molly's Family'
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