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Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman

Heather Has Two Mommies

  • Paperback $6.99

    Aug 09, 2016 | 32 Pages | 3-7 years

  • Hardcover $16.99

    Mar 11, 2015 | 32 Pages | 3-7 years

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Praise

“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

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