Our subway baby

Peter Mercurio

Book - 2020

""Some babies are born into their families. Some are adopted. This is the story of how one baby found his family in the New York City subway." So begins the true story of Kevin and how he found his Daddy Danny and Papa Pete. Written in a direct address to his son, Pete's moving and emotional text tells how his partner, Danny, found a baby tucked away in the corner of a subway station on his way home from work one day. Pete and Danny ended up adopting the baby together. Altho...ugh neither of them had prepared for the prospect of parenthood, they are reminded, "Where there is love, anything is possible."" -- Amazon.com

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Subjects
Genres
Creative nonfiction
Biographies
Picture books
Published
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers [2020]
Language
English
Item Description
"The true story of how one baby found his home"--Cover.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Audience
Ages 4-8
Grades K-1
ISBN
9780525427544
0525427546
Main Author
Peter Mercurio (author)
Other Authors
Leo Espinosa (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1–3—A Black baby boy was abandoned in a corner of the New York Subway and rescued by a worker returning home. The young man's call for police help and later call to the judge in charge of the little one's case asking about his welfare progressed to an inquiry about adoption. With digitally created, mixed media art, the book presents the miraculous events, from the news coverage to the emotions on the faces of the two young white gay men: excitement battling hesitation over small incomes, bringing a baby into a tiny apartment, or whether they are ready to be parents. As a unique family, the journey from simply Danny and Pete to "Daddy Danny and Papa Pete" evolves as little Kevin wraps his hand around Pete's fingers (and his heart). Welcoming family members are supported in preparing a home by new relatives—aunts, uncles, cousins, Grandma and Grandpa, and everything a new baby could need. VERDICT A sweet tribute to an enduring love that grew from happenstance, this suggested general purchase for all libraries praises the love of a diverse family and includes an authors' note on their continued life together, the marriage of Danny and Pete, and more recent photos of a grown-up Kevin with his two dads.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano I.S.D., TX Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"This gentle and incredibly poignant picture book tells the true story of how one baby found his home. "Some babies are born into their families. Some are adopted. This is the story of how one baby found his family in the New York City subway." So beginsthe true story of Kevin and how he found his Daddy Danny and Papa Pete. Written in a direct address to his son, Pete's moving and emotional text tells how his partner, Danny, found a baby tucked away in the corner of a subway station on his way home fromwork one day. Pete and Danny ended up adopting the baby together. Although neither of them had prepared for the prospect of parenthood, they are reminded, "Where there is love, anything is possible""--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

This gentle and incredibly poignant picture book tells the true story of how one baby found his home."Some babies are born into their families. Some are adopted. This is the story of how one baby found his family in the New York City subway."So begins the true story of Kevin and how he found his Daddy Danny and Papa Pete. Written in a direct address to his son, Pete's moving and emotional text tells how his partner, Danny, found a baby tucked away in the corner of a subway station on his way home from work one day. Pete and Danny ended up adopting the baby together. Although neither of them had prepared for the prospect of parenthood, they are reminded, "Where there is love, anything is possible."