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Leslea Newman

LESLÉA NEWMAN is the author of over fifty books, including Heather Has Two Mommies, the first children's book to portray lesbian families in a positive way. She has received many literary awards and is currently the Poet Laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.


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My Lover Is a Woman

By: Leslea Newman, Editor

Editor Lesléa Newman has collected the work of both well-known and emerging poets to create an anthology of some of the finest writers of any gender or sexual orientation writing poetry today. The probing...

Daddy, Papa, and Me

By: by Leslea Newman
illustrations by: Carol Thompson

Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its daddies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving...

Mommy, Mama, and Me

By: by Leslea Newman
illustrations by: Carol Thompson

Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its mommies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family...


The Boy Who Cried Fabulous

By: Leslea Newman

The only thing Roger likes better than exploring the world around him is describing it. And Roger describes most things as fabulous! But his parents have a different view. They want Roger to see things...

Donovan's Big Day

By: by Leslea Newman
illustrations by: Mike Dutton

Donovan's two moms are getting married, and he can't wait for the celebration to begin. After all, as ringbearer, he has a very important job to do. Any boy or girl with same-sex parents—or who knows...