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Our Subway Baby

By: Peter Mercurio

Illustrator: Leo Espinosa

This gentle and incredibly poignant picture book tells the true story of how one baby found his home.

“Some babies are born into their families. Some are adopted. This is the story of how one baby found his family in the New York City subway.”

So begins the true story of Kevin and how he found his Daddy Danny and Papa Pete. Written in a direct address to his son, Pete’s moving and emotional text tells how his partner, Danny, found a baby tucked away in the corner of a subway station on his way home from work one day. Pete and Danny ended up adopting the baby together. Although neither of them had prepared for the prospect of parenthood, they are reminded, “Where there is love, anything is possible.”

Author’s note. Full-color illustrations were created digitally with Photoshop and mixed media. 

ISBN: 9780525427544

JLG Release: Dec 2020

Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: New York City , Subways , Babies , Foster care , Adoption , Families , Gay fathers , LGBTQ

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Book Details



First Release

December 2020



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

11 3/10" x 9"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 24;

Scholastic Reading Counts





Print Book


Hardcover edition



Potentially Sensitive Areas



New York City, Subways, Babies, Foster care, Adoption, Families, Gay fathers, LGBTQ,

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Book Genres

Picture Book

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