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Heather Has Two Mommies

Title

Heather Has Two Mommies

Authors

Lesléa Newman

Illustrator

Laura Cornell

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780763666316

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Heather's favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn't have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same.

Grade Level

PK-1

Lexile Measure

AD460L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; same-sex parents; children of gay parents; lesbian; lesbian adults; lesbian mothers

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

two mothers

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

Choices, 2016 Picture Books for Babies,Toddlers, and Preschooler
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2016 Gay and Lesbian Parents/Alternative Families: Fiction
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 Gay and Lesbian Parents/Alternative Families: Picture Books
Rainbow List, 2016 Picture Book

Keywords

mothers and daughters; elementary school; school assignment; family drawing; family picture; cat; dog

Diversity Impact

direct

Heather Has Two Mommies

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