Most movies put grandparents on the sidelines, when they put them anywhere at all. Here are some great ones that give them their due.
These books aren’t just stunningly written and illustrated. They also perceptively observe the complexities of the new American family.
The veteran crossing guard of Harlem.
The hopes of a great-great-great grandmother in Kenya.
Melanie Salazar, 18, just started her first year at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas, where her grandpa, Rene Neira, is completing his associate’s degree.
Grandparents and grandchildren need one another, so parents shouldn’t stand in the way, says grandmother and journalist Connie Schultz.
Francine Prose returns to an island she fell in love with years ago.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz recently shot this portrait of Queen Elizabeth, who just turned 90, with her five great-grandchildren and two youngest grandchildren.
A retired pastry chef in Texas surprised his great-grandchildren on Easter with this one-of-a-kind confection.
Would her grandma remember her? Jane Kim, 41, wasn’t sure. It had been 23 years since she’d last visited her in Korea, and she was nearly 100 years old.
Children who live with a single mother and at least one grandparent fare just as well as children who live with both parents, research shows.
There are a lot of good reasons to move closer to your grandkids. Then again, there are some good reasons to stay where you are. I asked some grandparents who made the move what happened next.
Kay Falvey, 89, presides joyfully over a massive clan.
A new book profiles more than 50 black women who suffered brutal discrimination as children but survived to make a better life—and a better world—for their heirs.
A.J. Jacobs, a journalist and bestselling author, thinks he can build a family tree for all of humanity. Here’s what he told me about his project, his grandparents, and his most famous ancestor.
Lisa Drayer got 40 years with her grandmother. They were never closer than at the end.
Mo Rocca hopes the grandparents on his TV show can teach him how to live.
Whales need grandmas, too, it turns out.
Now, they’re teaching their grandkids to sing.
A story of anguish and love.
A sociologist spent years interviewing grandparents who give a ton of time and money to their grandkids, often because their grown children are struggling.