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Heather Has Two Mommies (new edition)

by Lesl閍 Newman
Illustrated by Laura Cornell

Published by Candlewick Press, 2015
32 pages
ISBN: 978𢠩63666316

Ages 36

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抯 classroom that the fact she doesn抰 have a daddy doesn抰 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梐nd for a long time梩he only picture book about a child with lesbian moms. Now it抯 one of a growing number and, thanks to multiple revisions, one of the best.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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