A Mom for Umande
Susan Kathleen Hartung
Dial Books for Young Readers
Because his own mother is too young to take care of him, Umande, a newborn gorilla, is fed and cuddled by human zookeepers until a surrogate mother is found.
Family Relationships; Adoption; Surrogacy; surrogate parent; surrogate mother
Best Children's Books of the Year,2015 Bank Street College of Education
gorilla; animals; infancy; zoos; zookeepers; parental behavior in animals; biological mother; bonding
Faulconer, Maria, "A Mom for Umande" (2014). Diverse Families. 15.