“What is a family?” What used to seem like a simple question has grown ever more complex. Must a true family have two parents? What about a family with two moms or two dads? With only grandparents? With teen parents? What if parents are of different racial backgrounds, or if they are raising someone else’s kids—what do those factors say about the definition of a family? How does having a family member in the military affect everyone in the home? What happens to a family when one member is in jail? How do mental and physical challenges affect family arrangements? The new series, Families Today, explores the different types of family structures that have become increasingly common in the 21st century. The books provide not only objective demographic information but also friendly, accessible advice for kids with “nontraditional” families.