Family Is As Family Does

by Lindsay Utnik



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/30/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781480879799
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781480879782

About the Book

Everyone knows that family is one of the most important aspects of life. Our family loves and supports us no matter what. But our family structure and lifestyle is also the only thing most children know until they start going to school and making friends and experiencing other ways of life.

Family Is As Family Does is a story about one family with a non- traditional family structure. Not so long ago, the traditional make-up of a family included a mother and a father who were both approximately the same age, race, were married before they had children, and those children were born the natural way. And back then, anyone whose family did not fit this pattern were sometimes mistreated, like you’ll see in the book.

Things are very different now. There are families with two mommies, two daddies, or parents that are neither of those. Some of their children are adopted. Some of them are born with the help of a surrogate or a donor. And those are only some of the differences your children will encounter. Hopefully after reading this book, every child will understand that no matter what kind of family you have, your family loves you and you should never be made to feel sad or embarrassed by that.

The future is acceptance.

About the Author

Lindsay Utnik is a first-time published author and illustrator and a lifelong artist local to Buffalo, New York. Her inspiration for Family Is as Family Does is a woman that she and many other children over the years have had the privilege of calling Mama, Mrs. Sheila Richards.