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A Mom for Umande

Title

A Mom for Umande

Authors

Maria Faulconer

Illustrator

Susan Kathleen Hartung

Publisher

Dial Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780803737624

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; Surrogacy; surrogate parent; surrogate mother

Main Character

male gorilla

Race/Ethnicities

Gorillas

Family Formation

adoptive mother

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2015 Bank Street College of Education

Keywords

gorilla; animals; infancy; zoos; zookeepers; parental behavior in animals; biological mother; bonding

Diversity Impact

direct

A Mom for Umande

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