Papa, Daddy, & Riley (Hardcover)
ALA's 2021 Rainbow Book List Selection
NCSS-CBC 2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Book
One of Bank Street's 2021 Best Children's Books of the Year "A must-have...this is a delightful celebration of what makes a family.... Holzwarth beautifully renders the characters in a variety of hues, making the diversity showcased throughout one of the book's defining features and adding to the emotional punch of the story. All of the families look different, but the love they share makes them the same. Absolutely recommended for all children's collections and sure to be a storytime winner." --Booklist Starred Review
Riley is Papa's princess and Daddy's dragon. She loves her two fathers When Riley's classmate asks her which dad is her real one, Riley is confused. She doesn't want to have to pick one or the other. Families are made of love in this heartwarming story that shows there are lots of ways to be part of one.In this heartwarming story showing readers that some families can have one parent or two, some have stepparents, aunts, uncles, or grandparents, Riley learns that families are made of love. Her dads didn't give birth to her, but they carried her in their heart. They love her. They are a family. They all belong together. And Riley's Daddy and Papa are both her real dads.
About the Author
Seamus Kirst, is a writer whose work has been published in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Teen Vogue, Forbes, The Advocate, and Vice. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @SeamusKirst or on Facebook @seamuspatrickkirst. Devon Holzwarth grew up in Panama with the jungle as her garden and parrots and iguanas as pets. Devon earned her BFA in 2000 from the Rhode Island School of Design, focusing on screen printing and painting. Childhood memories and her collection of vintage children's books strongly inspire her work. She currently lives in Aachen, Germany, with her husband, two kids, and beloved old hound dog. Visit her on Instagram @devonholzwarth and at devonholzwarth.com.