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Gabrielle Union of 'LA's Finest' Shows Her Children's Book 'Welcome to the Party'

Tichafa Chidzonga
May 11, 2020
09:00 A.M.
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Gabrielle Union showed off the cover of her recently released children's book as she posed with her daughter Kaavia James, who looked like she was enjoying a good read.

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In her professional life, Gabrielle Union is many things, including an actress, activist, voice artist, and New York Times Best-selling author.

Her 2017 memoir, which was titled, "We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True," which chronicled everything from her love life, career to struggles with conception.

Gabrielle Union walks hand in hand with her husband Dwyane Wade during Paris Fashion Week on January 19, 2020, in Paris, France | Source: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Gabrielle Union walks hand in hand with her husband Dwyane Wade during Paris Fashion Week on January 19, 2020, in Paris, France | Source: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

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When Union married

basketball star

,

Dwyane Wade

, she kept her fertility struggles a secret until she opened up about them in her first book.

In 2018, the couple made a surprise announcement when they revealed that after years of trying to conceive, they welcomed their daughter, Kaavia James Wade, via surrogate. Union's journey to motherhood inspired her latest book titled, "Welcome to the Party."

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According to PEOPLE, Union spent a lot of time trying to find books that could tell a similar story to children about a family's journey through surrogacy.

After realizing that there wasn't any literature that touched on "non-traditional" blended families, she decided to write her second book.

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Union admitted that "Welcome to the Party" is a "love letter" to Kaavia because she wanted her daughter to feel celebrated in how she became part of their family. Union explained:

"To every non-traditional family, blended families, that no matter how you became a new family, it is beautiful and real."

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The tables seemed to have turned with Kaavia showing her appreciation for the book. Recently, Union shared a picture of Kaavia appearing to enjoy reading the book as she posed with her outside. In her caption, she said:

"The party has officially started! No matter how you family, we welcome you and we love you. Sweet baby, Welcome to the Party."

While promoting the release of her book during an interview with Essence, Union admitted that once her daughter was born, her entire life changed.

She revealed that the book was written to appeal any sort of family dynamic including her own mother who adopted children when she was in her 60's.

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