Umi & Uma: The Story of Two Mommies and a Baby was written by two real moms raising their new baby. This story within a story explains to baby Abigail how her two mommies decided to start a family in the far away land of Astrin. Umi who represents Samantha has a big surprise that she is excited to share with Uma who represents Nyesha. During their pregnancy they learn what a doula is all while helping readers explore the ideas of equality and inclusion.
With their modern day family, Samantha and Nyesha were elated to share their real life decision with readers as representing the LGBTQ community in children's literature is still within its growing stages.
"...I knew I had to write something that represented my lifestyle as a woman of color in a same-sex marriage..."-Nyesha
"...I always wanted to write a book so I decided to tell my own story..."-Samantha
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