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Stella Brings the Family (Hardcover)
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Stella's class is having a Mother's Day celebration, but what's a girl with two daddies to do? It's not that she doesn't have someone who helps her with her homework, or tucks her in at night. Stella has her Papa and Daddy who take care of her, and a whole gaggle of other loved ones who make her feel special and supported every day. She just doesn't have a mom to invite to the party. Fortunately, Stella finds a unique solution to her party problem in this sweet story about love, acceptance, and the true meaning of family.
About the Author
Miriam B. Schiffer is a co-author of the children's book review column "The Reading Chair" in Young Children, a journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This is her first book for children. She lives in Brooklyn.
Holly Clifton-Brown has a degree in illustration from the University of the West of England and has illustrated many books for children. She lives in London.
"A story featuring diverse modern families. Essential."-Kirkus Reviews
"A tender story about the variety of people that make children feel loved and supported."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Told with both a light touch and an astute eye toward a child's perspective and heartfelt concerns."--School Library Journal
"The 'Heather' of the two-dad set... a raucous happy ending."--The New York Times
"Sharply observed... offers plenty of food for thought."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"It takes a village in this book, which reminds us of how far we've come since Leslea Newman's groundbreaking Heather Has Two Mommies was first published in 1989."--Lilith Magazine
"An important and encouraging read for all kids."--Cool Mom Picks, Best Children's Books of The Year
"A welcome addition for kids from all kinds of families."--School Library Journal
"Will make you feel warm and fuzzy, and celebrate families of all shapes, types and sizes."--Red Tricycle
Stella Brings the Family is the kind of book any teacher or parent will want to have by their side when talking about diverse families, love, and acceptance with children. --Stacey Shubitz, literacty consultant and blogger at Two Writing Teachers