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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 15:58

Book Review: Zak's Safari: A Story About Donor-Conceived Kids Of Two-Mom Families

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“Zak's Safari” is a children's book that explains how a couple of women conceive a baby and how a little boy with two moms is just as happy as any child with loving parents.

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The book depicts a little boy named Zak who tells his family.

“Zak's Safari” is beautifully illustrated by Ciaee Ching and was written by Christy Tyner, a lesbian mom who wants to "increase the number of quality books available to kids with gay parents."

"As LGBT parents, we need more high-quality children's books that represent us: our love for our family, our pride in our kids, and our collective commitment to truth and equality," says Tyner .

In the first part of the book, Zak explains very precisely how babies are made and how his moms have used a sperm bank to find a donor who helped Zak to emerge.

In the second part of the book, we find Zak's family through the different moments of his life as a little boy. One way to show that this family is not different. There are picnics at the beach, games, "tidy up your room," and love.

This book is perfect for parents, with children aged 4 to 8 years, who want to speak very simply about baby conception and families with same-sex parents. A preface written by Alice Ruby, former executive director of the California sperm bank, gives valuable advice to parents to broach the subject with their children.

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