Love is What Makes Us a Family

by Julia E. Morrison & Laura Knauer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/22/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781480828179
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781480828162

About the Book

Eliza is a six-year-old girl whose mom and dad are divorced. As Eliza adjusts to the changes in her family, she also realizes her mom is dating a woman. Eliza has many questions about this new situation, and through conversations with both of her parents, she begins to understand that families can take many forms. The love they have for one another is what is most important.

With discussion questions included, this picture book explores important topics that can be difficult to discuss. In Love is What Makes Us a Family, Eliza gives children a character to identify with and a way to start an important dialogue about their own family or families around them.

About the Author

Julia E. Morrison is a high school English teacher from Portland, Oregon. The author wrote her first book in order to fill a need for LGBTQ characters in children's literature. She lives in Washington state with her daughter and partner.

Laura Knauer has a background in both art and education, and has always wanted to illustrate a children's book. She grew up in Manitou Springs, Colorado but has been living in the Portland, Oregon area for 15 years.