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Heather has two mommies / Lesléa Newman ; illustrated by Laura Cornell.

Newman, Lesléa, author. (Author). Cornell, Laura, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library E N (Text) 33500012040655 Main Available -
Crookston Public Library E N (Text) 33500012040648 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library e NEW (Text) 35500005499700 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763666316
  • ISBN: 0763666319
  • Physical Description: pages : color illustrations ; cm
  • Edition: Brand new edition of the modern classic!
  • Publisher: [Somerville, MA] : Candlewick Press, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note: CATALOGED FROM VENDOR RECORD. SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Summary, etc.: "Heather's favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has 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. It doesn't matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because "the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another"" -- provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 May #1
    The twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of Newman's picture book is evidence that this modern classic of LGBTQ literature—the first children's book to feature the child of two lesbian parents—is a survivor despite the fact that, from its first publication, the book has been one of the most challenged in America. It was, in fact, the ninth most-challenged book of the 1990s, and this new edition seems sure to spark still more protests. 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, as children of same-sex parents too often continue to be subject to taunts, teasing, and other forms of mean-spirited opprobrium. Nevertheless, times are changing as gay marriage has become legal in 36 states, and Heather, in an understated way, has changed, too. In the book's first edition, Heather's two mommies were partners. Now—though it goes unremarked in the text—the two women are depicted wearing wedding rings; it appears that Heather still has two mommies, but now they are married! Newman and her new illustrator Cornell deserve kudos for bringing fresh life to this standard title. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Lesbian mothers > Juvenile fiction.
Lesbian couples as parents > Juvenile fiction.
Gay parents > Juvenile fiction.
Children of gay parents > Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Lesbian mothers > Fiction.
Lesbian couples as parents > Fiction.
Gay parents > Fiction.
Children of gay parents > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Children of gay parents.
Families.
Gay parents
Lesbian couples as parents.
Lesbian mothers
Mothers and daughters.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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