Heather Has Two Mommies

by Lesléa Newman and Laura Cornell

Much has changed in this revised edition of the groundbreaking picture book which... read more

Much has changed in this revised edition of the groundbreaking picture book which was first published in 1989. This is the fourth time the text has been revised, and each time it gets a bit shorter and more child-friendly. There is now so much family diversity in Heather’s classroom that the fact she doesn’t have a daddy doesn’t raise any eyebrows, nor does it cause Heather to cry. And long gone are the unneeded explanations of artificial insemination. We now have a fluid text that celebrates different kinds of family with completely new watercolor illustrations. Heather used to be the first—and for a long time—the only picture book about a child with lesbian moms. Now it’s one of a growing number and, thanks to multiple revisions, one of the best. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

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