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An enchanting artistic exploration of the journey of conception that is filled with vibrant and timeless imagery--this book is just as beautiful as it is educational. Beyond it's visual appeal, You're a Good Swimmer tells this story of conception without gendered terms, and by avoiding usual family dynamics which makes it the ideal picture book for families with adopted children, those who were born via IVF or surrogacy, or for children raised by non-parental caregivers.

Dive into the journey of life with You're A Good Swimmer, a captivating picture book that answers the age-old question: Where do babies come from?

Readers will quickly discover it's not just about the birds and the bees; it's a celebration of the astounding journey that each person takes towards their first breath.

This picture book will bring families together, engaging readers across ages as it explores the miracle of life alongside the complexity of reproduction, birth, and biology. The story reminds us that the journey to our existence is nothing short of a miracle.

With timeless and inspiring artwork alongside straightforward and lively text, You're A Good Swimmer emphasizes that taking our very first breath is the grand prize of the greatest race of all.

This STEM book is suitable for children aged five and up, and goes beyond the simple and well-represented "Mommy + Daddy = You" narrative. Instead, it explores the miraculous nature of birth, focusing on inclusive imagery and language without restricting these experiences to specific gender identities or narratives.

You're A Good Swimmer invites readers to celebrate the wonder of life itself, promoting a deeper understanding of our shared human experience and the beauty of diversity.


Christopher Rivas is an actor, author, podcaster, and storyteller best known for his on-screen work on the Fox series, Call Me Kat. In addition, he hosts two podcasts on SiriusXM's Stitcher: Rubirosa, a limited series about the life of Porfirio Rubirosa, and a weekly show, Brown Enough. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Expressive Arts for Global Health & Peace Building from The European Graduate School and a Rothschild Social Impact fellow. Rivas resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Ariel Boroff is a LA based Illustrator and Costume Designer. She is a dyslexic artist who grew up as a modern nomad, living wherever the Navy sent her family. This unique background encouraged an adventurous spirit, an ability to brave new experiences with open arms, and a heightened connection to the visual world. As a creator, Ariel finds inspiration in art history and the human experience, creating vivid visual stories that connect with and engage her audience in storytelling. Her illustration and design work has ranged from Theater, Dance, Performance Art, Events, Film, Television, and Children's Books. Ariel has an MFA in Costume & Scenic Design from CalArts.


  • Publisher: Wheat Penny Press
  • Publish Date: July 16, 2024
  • Pages: 40
  • Dimensions: 9.0 X 9.0 X 0.13 inches | 0.71 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Hardcover
  • EAN/UPC: 9798986827346
  • BISAC Categories: Health &Daily Living - Sexuality & Pregnancy, Science & Nature - Biology
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