Book: We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families

Oreos : Milk

Gin: Tonic

Ebony : Ivory

Doctor Who (Tom Baker era) : Sunday nights

Existential angst: Freshman year of college

Emma Peel: John Steed

Nadine & Lori: Nick

Note: Some things just belong together.

Todd Parr’s celebration of adoption is a great way to introduce the concept to younger kiddos. His technicolor drawings hold their attention – we once read this book 5 times in a row – and the diversity of families (single dads, moms, gay and lesbian couples, and multi-colored* couples) make it perfect for any family composition.

It’s a pretty simple message – there are many ways to make a family.

All you need is love.

(*can’t really say “multi-ethnic” since I’ve never seen anyone with a lime green face)


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