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From Bleeding Cool:

Growing up, I had several friends who had divorced parents. The majority of them stayed with their mothers and saw their fathers on the weekends or every other week, but it always scared me hearing the stories of what they had to go through. Some friends enjoyed it because their parents would buy them whatever toys they wanted to try and gain the Favorite Parent title, while others were always extremely sad and depressed.

It also scared me at times because it felt like everyone I knew was dealing with divorce, and I thought it would only be a matter of time before my own parents marriage was next. Fortunately that never happened, and I will never know what my friends had to go through growing up, but what I do know is that kids need to be reassured that it s never their fault. They need to hear from their parents that they are loved no matter the living situation, and whose home they re staying at.

Enter I Am Living in 2 Homes, the second book of the I Am series from Stranger Kids. This is the second collaboration between Garcelle Beauvais and Sebastian A. Jones, with illustrations by James C. Webster. Their first book of the I Am series, I Am Mixed, tackled the sensitive subject of being biracial with twins Nia and Jay, who are based on Beauvais own two children. In I Am Living in 2 Homes, Nia and Jay are back, this time helping children understand that there is nothing wrong with living in two different homes, for all families are unique in their own way.

Nia and Jay's mother enjoys nature and living in the countryside, while their father enjoys life in the city and all its charms. The twins get a healthy helping of both worlds, for each parent brings something different to the table in their own environments. At the same time, they have to deal with some tough questions from their peers (You don't live with both your mom and dad?) as well as feelings of confusion and frustration when thinking about the future. One of the main messages is a parent's love is a powerful, reassuring feeling that can comfort children in times of grief.

Webster's delightful style for the characters remains the same, returning to that warm, welcoming fuzzy look and feel. My favorite frogs are back as well, popping up everywhere in the background and doing various activities like rock climbing or watching movies alongside of both Nia and Jay. While the kids are the focus, the settings of both countryside and inner city are vibrant and beautiful, really capturing the attention of the reader every page.

One of the things I really enjoyed with I Am Mixed was at the back of the book there was an interactive section, encouraging parents and children to participate in a discussion about what they just read. I was very happy to see that similar format return for I Am Living in 2 Homes as well, this time with the questions revolving around the subjects of divorce and how that makes the child feel (if they are currently experiencing that situation). Kids are also given the opportunity to draw what they think belongs in both Nia and Jay's playhouses.

Love is love. Family is family.

I couldn't agree more. I Am Living in 2 Homes is the kind of educational tool that should be made available in every classroom and library across the country. Too many children from divorced families have unresolved questions about their current living situations, and parents may not know how to approach the subject of living in two homes with them. If they are kept in the loop and loved unconditionally, children may have a better understanding of what is going on. In the meantime, reading to/with them is the best way to have that warm, comforting connection that every being requires.

I'm a big fan of the I Am series, and can t wait to see what Beauvais, Jones, and Webster have planned next. --Cameron Hatheway - Bleeding Cool

Review by the Divorced Breadwinner Mom

Synopsis: This simple and beautifully illustrated children's book tells of the experiences of young twins who as the title suggests live in two homes (after their parents divorce is implied but not explicitly stated). Written in rhyming verse, the book is split into two parts: the first part at mommy's house where the children enjoy nature and the outdoors, the second part at daddy's house in the city where there is action and adventure. The first part of the story is told by Nia (the girl twin) and includes some tough questions from friends at school. The second part of the story is told by Jay (the boy twin) and includes some of the fears he experiences when lying awake at night. The children have positive experiences in both homes, and the love and support of each parent helps them face the tough questions and fears.

Who Would Benefit? This book is a great fit for divorced moms and dads and their younger kids. The illustrations are colorful and eye-catching, and the writing is clear and simple. The kids are mixed ethnicity, so families of many backgrounds can relate. Parents of young children will find this book a useful way of opening discussions about divorce with their kids. It contains some helpful guidelines for discussion with your children at the end of the story, along with pages to color and a page a child can fill out if he or she is old enough to write (or dictate to mom or dad). The book's messages are uplifting and positive: Key points are that there are all kinds of families, including families with 2 homes, and that the kids are loved by both parents. The kids also adapt to the differences in each home and find the good in both. These messages can be useful reinforcements for young children who often need repeated reassurance.

What I Liked: The first I AM book, I AM MIXED, explores the thoughts and emotions of children of mixed ethnicity. This second book includes the same twins, Nia and Jay, and how they navigate the complexities both child and parent face when dealing with separation and divorce. The illustrations are beautiful, and the story is simple enough for young children to follow. I like that the children go to both parents homes as part of the story and that both parents show love and support for their children. I also appreciate that the story calls out the differences in the parents personalities and allows the children to enjoy both homes. The way in which the fears and concerns the kids might face is believable and appropriate. I found the note for parents and the discussion guide to be quite useful; divorced moms and dads will appreciate this way of getting a conversation started if they aren't able to do so comfortably on their own.

What I Didn't Like: There's nothing not to like in the book. It seems most appropriate for children from 2 to 6 years old. Older children may require something with more depth and complexity, and they may see the kids in the story as too young to relate to. A couple of the rhyming verses required re-reading to get the point, but the overall message was clear.

One caution: If the situation in both homes is not amicable, loving and supportive of the children this book might not be suitable. It could raise questions that can't easily be answered, especially for younger kids. It might also highlight differences between the love and support that the children in the book receive from both parents and the reality of some divorce situations, increasing resentment and frustration in kids who don't regularly see one of their parents or where they don't receive love and support from both parents.

--Joy Cipoletti, the Divorced Breadwinner Mom
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Product Details

  • Series: I Am Book (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Stranger Kids (An Imprint of Stranger Comics); First edition (August 19, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939834090
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939834096
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By speak4languages on August 31, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Haitian actress Garcelle Beauvais and co-author Sebastian A. Jones have done it again. They have written a must read book. I am Living in 2 Homes handles with grace and wisdom a very important problem prevalent in today’s society.
It is never easy for children to understand why their parents have to live in separate homes. Oftentimes, the children are caught in the middle and they end up paying the price for the confusion that derives from their parents getting a divorce. As a classroom teacher, I have seen firsthand what happens to children whose parents are divorced. In most cases, it is not a pretty picture.

Beauvais and Jones address a serious issue in a compassionate way. All children living in two homes who read this well written book will fully understand that it is not their fault mommy and daddy live apart.
One thing that resonates well with me from reading this book- the authors focused on the positives. In life, we can let negative situations define who we become, or we can muster enough courage to seek out the positives.

I see I am Living in 2 Homes as a must read for all parents who are divorced and want to find a way to help their children cope with their new living arrangements. More importantly, the book teaches children, regardless of where they live, that they are deeply loved by both parents.

This passage from the book is priceless:
When Jay and I go to Mommy’s house, she says: “Be at peace, my gentle loves, my favorite people under heaven above; it’s a grown up choice, through no fault of your own, your Dad and I are happier… living in 2 homes.”

Children are smart little people that adults often take for granted. I believe if we are honest and speak the truth in love to them, they will respond in a favorable way.

The illustrations by James C. Webster make it easy for the reader to connect with the story. Mr. Webster’s illustrations are by far some of the best I have seen.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Natalie Macaulay on April 15, 2014
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What a great tool for both children and their parents to discuss the issue of mommy and daddy living in separate homes. The story is told in a solid, informative and adorable way. Also, the illustrations are beyond fantastic! Love this book and love knowing the authors tell this story straight from their hearts.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alisha on April 18, 2014
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This book is so essential in the days we live in. So many parents have to learn to co-parent and this book is a valuable tool for children to understand that they are deeply loved by their parents regardless of living arrangements. Thank you for creating this book and giving children a lesson in acknowledging their emotions surrounding change. I cannot wait for the hard copy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Harlana on April 10, 2014
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This is another in the book series for 'I Am' and is just as wonderful as the first. They continue to address serious kid issues in a lighthearted and delightful way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SusanPPola on September 9, 2014
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Having worked in a support role in the education sector for many years I find this book an essential part of a junior school library. Wonderful for parents and children to read together it offers comfort and uplifting support for the challenging times youngsters face as their parents navigate the perilous waters that are co-parenting. It focuses on what is GOOD about each parent and their environment and asks the children to enjoy their time spent individually or together with their family. I recommend this book to all families struggling with separation and divorce as a engaging and positive resource tool
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kavan's mommy on July 28, 2015
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My son, KaVan, has been having a difficult time understanding why he lives in 2 different households while all of friends live with both of their parents. I got him this book to help him better understand.

The authors of this book did such an awesome job at incorporating both households, parents as individuals, conversations being had with the children at school, & how the parents are still learning to be single parents.

Kavan's favorite part of the book is when the kids were eating popcorn. (That's his favorite snack). Lol

He gets sad when I read about the conversation being had between the kids at school, but it was such an awesome way for me to get him to express his feelings which is hard for him to do.

Also, my son sees a "play therapist". After I had her read this book she told me she was getting it for her office, for the other kids who are going through the same things.

I recommend this book to all of those out there raising children in 2 different homes.

We give it 2 thumbs up. 👍🏾👍🏾
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shawna on December 10, 2014
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I love this series and this book! I recently purchased it because my daughter has been having a hard time with the separation between her father and I. For the first time in 6 months she came to me and expressed that she missed having her family together. I purchased this book because I thought maybe it could help. We read it together last night for the first time. It was amazing how she started comparing her own experience to the twins and actually laughed about it. We started to talk about what she loved about being with mommy and what she loved about being with daddy. Apparently I'm the mean one lol. I have to say this book really helped my daughter to open up about her feelings in a healthy and productive way. I guess she needed a child's point of view. I highly recommend this book to those with children dealing with divorce or separation and hope there will be more books in the series!
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