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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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Jailbait

By: Leslea Newman

Andrea Robin Kaplan is a clique unto herself.

In other words, she has no friends. Her only goal is get through high school with the least amount of humiliation possible, which should be easy— nothing ever happens in...

My Lover Is a Woman

By: Leslea Newman

My lover is a woman
& when i hold her--
feel her warmth--
i feel good--feel safe
--Pat Parker
My Lover is a Woman is a stunning anthology that places lesbian poets at the forefront of the contemporary...




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

Roger is a boy who simply can't stop smelling the roses. Can you blame him? Through his eyes the world is a wonder not to be rushed by. But his parents have an entirely different view, and they expect Roger to see things the way...

Writing from the Heart

By: Leslea Newman


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...

Fat Chance: The Novel

By: Leslea Newman