Lesléa Newman Reflects on Trailblazing Children’s Book 30 Years Later

Lesléa Newman Reflects on Trailblazing Children’s Book 30 Years Later

There’s no time like Pride Month to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Heather Has Two Mommies and the brilliance of Lesléa Newman who penned the book so many years ago. Coming out in 1989, it was an immediate source of controversy, landing itself on banned book lists and even on Congressional records. It was ultimately meant to spark a wave of acceptance, showing that a family with two same-sex parents is no different than a family with parents of opposite sexes. Truth be told, any family where a child is loved by two parents regardless of gender is beautiful, and that …