Stella Brings the Family

Regular price $ 16.99

by Miriam B. Schiffer, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

Chronicle Books

5/5/2015, hardcover

SKU: 9781452111902


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.


"A welcome addition for kids from all kinds of families."--School Library Journal

"A story featuring diverse modern families. Essential." --Kirkus Reviews

"Sharply observed... offers plenty of food for thought." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Will make you feel warm and fuzzy, and celebrate families of all shapes, types and sizes." --Red Tricycle

"The 'Heather' of the two-dad set... a raucous happy ending." --The New York Times

"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

About the Authors:

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.