Title: Tōku Whānau Rerehua
My Beautiful Family
Author: Rauhina Cooper
Illustrator: Isobel Joy Te Aho-White
Specs: PB, 270 x 210 mm portrait, 32 pp, colour
Published: 2 June 2023
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‘How was school today, Huia’ her mum asked. ‘It was okay … but our news topic is our family.’
Huia feels too shy to talk about her family to her classmates because she has two mums. Will her friends laugh at her and tease her?
Over the next days, she learns that some whānau have a step-parent, some have one parent, and some children are adopted. There are all sorts of families! So when her turn comes to show her family photo, she doesn’t have to be shy.
Written in te reo Māori and translated into English (te reo appears first on the pages), Rauhina Cooper’s story is beautifully illustrated by award-winning illustrator Izzy White.