DIVerse Families
 
It Takes Love (and Some Other Stuff) to Make a Baby

Title

It Takes Love (and Some Other Stuff) to Make a Baby

Authors

L. L. Bird

Illustrator

Patrick Girouard

Publisher

Catadon Press

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780991522309

Pages

32 pages

Genre

informational guide

Format

picture book

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

"Mommy, how are babies made?" Any parent who's fielded this question knows how essential a good book can be to help guide a tricky conversation. But what if your family doesn't fit the standard mold? How do you explain pregnancy and birth if your child has two moms? It Takes Love is for little kids in lesbian families born via donor insemination. Using simple, matter-of-fact language and bright, fun illustrations, it introduces the basics of reproduction and the concept of the donor. Both known donors and sperm banks are presented, but with a light touch. Because each family is unique, the book leaves space for parents to control the most sensitive part of their child's story.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Surrogacy; Interracial; Homosexuality; in vitro fertilization; sperm donation; sperm donor; interracial family; lesbian; lesbian parents; lesbian adults; same-sex parents

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

two mothers

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Keywords

sperm bank; reproduction; artificial insemination; pregnancy; educational; easy to understand

Diversity Impact

direct

It Takes Love (and Some Other Stuff) to Make a Baby


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