What is a Family? is the 12th title in Etan Boritzer s popular series on character education and difficult topics. The author s well-known style of asking his young readers serious questions sharpens children s critical thinking skills and real understanding of complex issues becomes possible. What is a Family? tackles questions regarding the fast-changing face of contemporary families. Defining the ideal family, as well as acknowledging the problems that oftentimes occur in real families, What is a Family? opens up various perspectives on societal trends as they are reflected in the home. From the history of families to the fantastic possibilities of future families, Etan Boritzer once again brings both thoughtful insights and fun dimensions to his subject matter.