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Heather Has Two Mommies - by Leslea Newman

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"Each page is artfully and distinctly rendered to be a visual depiction of the beauty of joy and diversity." -- School Library Journal

Heather's favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, two pets--and two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn't have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. This delightful edition for a new generation of young readers features fresh illustrations by Laura Cornell and an updated story by Lesléa Newman.



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It's hard to fathom now the scorn and fear this mild-mannered tale of a girl and her two moms occasioned when it was published in 1989. With attractive new art by Cornell, life in their 'little house with a big apple tree in the front yard' looks pretty idyllic, and the first day of school is fun, too...
--The New York Times

"Heather has two mommies--and a new look! Newman's picture book about Heather and her mommies first appeared 25 years ago as the product of desktop publishing and a determination to create a story reflecting family diversity. This updated version includes new illustrations by the commercially successful Cornell, which supply humor and avoid lesbian stereotypes that dogged earlier versions. . . . Welcome back to Heather and her mommies."
--Kirkus Reviews

The author's text is simple yet powerful in its ability to move readers of all ages. Cornell's fluid watercolor and gouache illustrations breathe life into this delightful story. Each page is artfully and distinctly rendered to be a visual depiction of the beauty and joy of diversity.... Readers will be warmed by this glimpse into Heather's family, whether revisiting the text or experiencing it for the first time.
--School Library Journal

The details are different, but the nontraditional-ness is held in common.
--The Horn Book

Though a quarter of a century has passed, the book holds up well. With new illustrations and a slightly revised text, it remains a charming, sweet-spirited story that still fills a need...Newman and her new illustrator Cornell deserve kudos for bringing fresh life to this standard title.
--Booklist Online

Now a modern classic, the children's book "Heather Has Two Mommies" is the perfect Mother's Day book, times two.
--Los Angeles Times



About The Author



Lesléa Newman is the author of more than sixty books for children and adults, including October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard. A former poet laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts, she lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Laura Cornell has illustrated many books for children, including the best-selling picture books by Jamie Lee Curtis. She lives in New York City.

Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x 9.7 Inches (W) x .2 Inches (D)
Weight: .4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Format: Paperback
Author: Leslea Newman
Book theme: Alternative Family
Language: English
Street Date: December 31, 2019
TCIN: 51529873
UPC: 9780763690427
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-8551
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 9.7 inches width x 10 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.4 pounds
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3.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
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kay - 13 days ago
beautiful and helpful book
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Excellent Book

5 out of 5 stars
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Starbuck3614 - 3 years ago
This is an excellent book for children. I bought one for each of my five grandchildren.
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kiddo loved it

5 out of 5 stars
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BLT - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
As old as it is, I anticipated it would be severely outdated, but it really wasn't. It's no radical queer children's book, the message is basically "we're just like you". A kid feels left out realizing that other kids have something she doesn't (a dad) but the teacher helps her see that families come in all sorts. I hadn't realized how excited it would make our 2yo (who has a mommy and a momma).
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