Eliza is a six-year-old girl whose mom and dad are divorced. As Eliza adjusts to the changes in her family, she also realizes her mom is dating a woman. Eliza has many questions about her changing family and isn’t sure how to process it all. Through conversations with both of her parents, she begins to understand families can take many forms. Despite the differences, the common thread is the love they have for one another. 

With discussion questions included, this picture book explores important topics that can be difficult to discuss. In Love is What Makes Us a Family, Eliza gives children a character to identify with and a way to start an important dialogue about their own family or families around them. 

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