Our Subway Baby Book

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.

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.”

written by Peter Mercurio

illustrated by Leo Espinosa

Japanese translation available


Praise for Our Subway Baby

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The story excels at highlighting the determination of loving fathers...A delightful story of love and hope.
School Library Journal
School Library JournalMary Elam
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A sweet tribute to an enduring love...this suggested general purchase for all libraries praises the love of a diverse family.
SF Chronicle Datebook
SF Chronicle DatebookSusan Faust
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Tidy digital art parallels the matter-of-fact telling in this feel-good story about two dads with a tiny apartment, no money, some self-doubt and hearts big enough to form a forever family.
Geek Mom
Geek MomSophie Brown
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One of the sweetest picture books I’ve come across...with a powerful message at its heart.
Oregon Coast Youth Book Preview CenterJane Cothron
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It should be in daycare, preschool, kindergarten, elementary and public library collections everywhere.
Youth Services Book ReviewKatrina Yurenka
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This is a truly joyous tale about diversity and love.
South Sound Book Review CouncilAnnette McQueen
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This is a beautifully written and illustrated book which teaches the underlying message of: “Love wins.” A must in your library.
AudioFileAudiobook Review
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Wonder fills his [Mercurio's] voice as he recounts the moment his partner, Danny, found the baby.
Queer Lit
Queer LitReview
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The reader is drawn into the heart-warming story from the very first page.
A Kids Book A DayJanet Dawson
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Talk about heartwarming. This book is written like a love letter from a father to a son, but manages to avoid sentimentality or mawkishness.
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This joyous book about a unique path to parenthood, full of love and warmth, should find a place on many bookshelves.
Cannonball Read
Cannonball ReadReview
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Our Subway Baby is an adorable story! Mercurio’s picture book is a perfect story of how a family is made.
Lee Wind
Lee WindReview
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It’s another picture book for the “Picture books I wish had been read to me when I was a little kid” list!
Long and Short Reviews
Long and Short ReviewsReview
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This was such a sensitive and thoughtful tale. Our Subway Baby brought a tear to my eye. I can’t recommend it highly enough!

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