New picture book to show Santa Claus in a same-sex, interracial relationship

A book portraying a gay, black Santa in a relationship with a white Santa will be released this fall, the author announced on Tuesday.

Santa's Husband will show a black Santa and his white partner. They both live in the North Pole; Santa's spouse often fills in for him in mall appearances, which is why many believe Santa is white.

The book is the brainchild of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer Daniel Kibblesmith. In December, he tweeted about the concept of a black Santa with a husband:

"Me & [Jen Ashley Wright] have decided our future child will only know about Black Santa," he wrote. "If they see a white one we'll say 'That's his husband.'"

Then, on March 28, Kibblesmith announced that a book about this concept will be published:

Kibblesmith is writing the book to be published by Harper Design and illustrated by AP Quach. Santa's Husband is set to publish October 10.

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PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 17: A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume swims with fishes in the Aquarium of Paris on December 17, 2016 in Paris, France. To celebrate the end of year celebrations at the Aquarium of Paris, Santa Claus plunges into the aquarium surrounded by exotic fish. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
A man dressed as Father Christmas aka Santa Claus climbs down the Kollhoff tower on December 13, 2015 as part of a yearly stunt before the festive season. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
People dressed themselves as "Santa Clause" ride motorcycles to take part in parade for celebration of upcoming Christmas, in Paris, France, on December 15, 2016. (Photo by Michael Bunel/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
BOSTON - DECEMBER 10: Runners head down Boylston Street during the 17th annual Speedo Run in Boston on Dec. 10, 2016. (Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NEWQUAY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: A surfer dressed as Santa falls off his surfboard as he braves the cold seas and near flat waves during the annual Surfing Santa as part of the Santa Run and Surf 2016 at Fistral Beach in Newquay on December 4, 2016 in Cornwall, England. Now in its third year, the santa surf and fun run is organised by Fistral Surf Center and Cornwall Hospice Care and raises funds for local charities. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
LANKE, GERMANY - DECEMBER 18: Festive ice swimmers dressed in Christmas-themed gear jump into Obersee Lake during their annual pre-Christmas swim on December 18, 2016 in Lanke, Germany. This year temperatures remained above freezing. According to eyewitnesses the last time the swimmers actually had to tredge trhough snow and ice was five or six years ago. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 17: Hundreds of people dressed as Santa Claus take part in the Santa Claus run in Madrid, Spain on December 17, 2016. More than twenty thousand participants dressed as Santa Claus participate in the 8-km race through the streets of Madrid. (Photo by Senhan Bolelli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - DECEMBER 17: Rowers dressed as Santa take part in the annual Father Christmas Regatta organized by University Ca' Foscari on the Grand Canal on December 17, 2016 in Venice. The 7th edition of the Santas Regatta, organized by Ca Foscari, takes place on the Grand Canal and has become a tradition for the university. Champions and amateurs, men and women all wearing Santa suits compete in traditional Venetian boats in the Grand Canal. The race begins at San Marco (Pietà) and ends in front of Ca Foscari. (Photo by Awakening/Getty Images)
Mexican biologist Arturo Cross, fancy dressed as Santa Claus, swims in a pool with gars, fish from the Lepisosteidae family, at the Guadalajara Zoo Aquarium in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 11, 2016. The zoo offers the show during the Christmas season. / AFP / Hector GUERRERO (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Participants fancy dressed as Santa Claus attend the XXVII Cart Festival before going downhill in a homemade cart in the Santa Elena Municipality, near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia, on December 18, 2016. / AFP / RAUL ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)
SHENYANG, CHINA - DECEMBER 17: People wearing Santa hats swim in a pool dug from a frozen river on December 17, 2016 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China. Winter swimmers wearing Santa hats enjoyed themselves in the icy pool at a park in Shenyang to welcome the upcoming Christmas Day. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 17: Santa Claus and Mama Claus pose with children and adults during the ride with the lighted buses on December 17, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The project carried out by the City Hall in partnership with SPTrans takes to the streets common buses with Christmas ornaments in addition to a special fleet that realizes an illuminated caravan. (Photo by Cris Faga/LatinContent/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A surfer dressed in a Santa Claus outfit surfs on Kuta beach on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on December 19, 2016. The popular resort island, a pocket of Hindu culture in a country with the biggest Muslim population in the world, receives thousands of tourists every year over the Christmas season. / AFP / SONNY TUMBELAKA (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

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