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Heather Has Two Mommies

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When Heather goes to playgroup, at first she feels bad because she has two mothers and no father. But then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.

Description:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555835439
ill.:
Souza, Diana
Author:
Souza, Diana
Author:
Souza, Diane
Author:
Newman, Leslea
Publisher:
Alyson Publications
Location:
Los Angeles
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Homosexuality
Subject:
Gay parents
Subject:
Family - Single Parent & Non-traditional
Subject:
Lesbian mothers
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Family - Alternative Family
Edition Number:
10
Edition Description:
Anniversary-10t
Series:
Alyson Wonderland
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
June 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.93x8.47x.16 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Gay and Lesbian » Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting

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