Heather Has Two Mommies - 10th Anniversary Edition - Leslea Newman; Souza, Diana (2000)
ISBN 1555835430
Genre LGBT Youth, Children
Subject Family - Fiction; Homosexuality - Fiction; Lesbian mothers - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction
Publisher Alyson Books
Publication Date 6/1/2000
Format Paperback (278 x 215 mm)
Language eng
Illustrator Diana Souza
Plot
Originally self-published in 1989, Heather Has Two Mommies became the first title in Alyson's newly formed Alyson Wonderland imprint in 1990. The simple and straightforward story of a little girl named Heather and her two lesbian mothers was created by Newman and illustrator Diana Souza because children's books that reflected a nontraditional family did not exist, but a firestorm of controversy soon ensued. Attacked by the religious right, lambasted by Jesse Helms from the floor of the U.S Senate, and stolen from library shelves, it was an uphill battle for Heather. Thanks to the overwhelming support of booksellers, librarians, parents, and children, however, Heather Has Two Mommies has sold over 35,000 copies, launched a minor industry in providing books for the children of gay and lesbian parents and, as attested to by a recent New Yorker cartoon, become part of the cultural lexicon.
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 1120
Rating 0
Read It Yes
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Product Details
LoC Classification PZ7.N47988He 2000
Edition 2nd ed., 10th anniversary ed.
Cover Price $14.95
No. of Pages 32