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You Came From My Heart
by Brenlee Coates

"When people ask, you can tell them: you’re from your momma’s tummy, but you came from both our hearts."

Where do babies come from? The answer is a little different for families with two moms.

This book follows the story of a little one’s life from where she started – her mommas’ hearts. Through adventures, friendship and love, her parents learned a bigger way to think about family – and we think all readers will end up feeling the same.

About the Author

Brenlee Coates is a mom and writer looking to deepen representation for diverse families on children’s bookshelves.

She first wrote You Came From My Heart for an audience of one: her daughter, Lark, then realized the power of sharing her family’s story to help normalize the different ways families are formed.

You Came From My Heart is her first book, told from her own perspective, but she hopes to tell more stories about where families really come from — the heart.

About the Illustrator

Roberta Landreth is a mother and Juno Award-winning graphic designer who’s spun the album art for over 75 records.

As versatile as she is humble, Roberta brings her collaborators’ visions to life with loving consideration for their personal attachment to the work and impeccable artistic direction with rationale for every stroke.

You Came From My Heart is her first time illustrating a children’s book though she hopes it’s not her last.


Brenlee Coates
Roberta Landreth

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