Heather Has Two Mommies

Heather Has Two Mommies

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Originally self-published in 1989, Heather Has Two Mommies was the first lesbian-themed children's book ever published. 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 non-traditional families did not exist. Its enduring message about tolerance and acceptance will appeal to readers of all ages and backgrounds.
Publisher: New York : Alyson Books, 2009
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9781593501365
Branch Call Number: E NEW
Characteristics: 36 p. :,col. ill. ;,28 cm
Additional Contributors: Souza, Diana


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Oct 23, 2017

>When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but
>Heather doesn't have a daddy.

Did we just fail 5th grade biology? Heather does have a daddy out there somewhere. Someone got mommy pregnant. Despite what science deniers want to say for their particular agenda, it still takes the chromosomes from a sperm and an egg.

Jan 12, 2017

another sign the apocalypse is upon us, people. A children's book that condones aberrant sexual behavior among adults, that often has lasting adverse psychological effects on their children. The author should be locked up. No, the publishers should. Whenever I see two dykes in public with a kid I say aloud, "Heather has two mommies" in a mocking way, hoping one of them will say something to me.

GSPLmandy Jul 28, 2016

This is a lovely children's book about family diversity.

Jan 05, 2016

Normalizing of a variety of families. Written without a sense of otherness. Sweet and lovely.

Jun 08, 2015

I read this book out of curiosity to se how a children's book introduces the topic of family diversity. This book does an excellent job of showing how families are different and that love is the most important thing in a family. I would recommend this to anyone with young children.

Mar 02, 2015

A great way to help bring up the topic of LGBT relationships to children.

teacupfaerie Aug 16, 2010

This book had it's usefulness at one point, but please - find a different one now. It is so outdated and lame.

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Jan 14, 2017

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May 03, 2016

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