Spring 2023

Roads to Family

All the Ways We Come to Be

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Examine—and appreciate—the many ways in which people can create a family. This informative compendium goes beyond the basics of sexual reproduction to examine the diversity of medical and societal methods people use, including in-vitro fertilization, surrogacy, adoption, and more. Through scientific research, diagrams, and interviews with families, author Rachel Ginocchio provides a thoughtful and thorough examination of the possibilities available.

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On pre-order until 04/04/2023
On pre-order until 04/04/2023
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Science, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diversity, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Publication Date 2023-04-04
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN018020, YAN024080, YAN050010
Dewey 612.6
Dimensions 6 x 9
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Starred Reviews, and Table of contents



“Within each chapter, Ginocchio tells engaging, lengthy stories, based on interviews, of several racially and ethnically diverse parents, from same-sex relationships to individuals who wanted to be parents to heterosexual couples struggling with infertility, and how they brought children into their lives. . . . Supplemental facts and figures as well as enlightening graphics enhance this much-needed and inclusive resource.”—starred, Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“A rich and resourceful guide . . . The book is nuanced, bringing to the forefront the validity of all families along with answers to the questions young people might have about themselves and others.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Rachel HS Ginocchio, MPH

For as long as Rachel Ginocchio can remember, her parents answered any and all of her questions (sometimes more than she actually wanted to know). So, when other kids asked her questions, Rachel was eager to pass on her knowledge. Who knew that many years later, it would land her a master's degree in public health (MPH), a career in sexuality health education, and a passion for teaching, consulting, and writing about all the ways humans reproduce and form family. Rachel lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two spectacular children.

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