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About Lesléa Newman

Lesléa Newman’s young adult novel Fat Chance won the 1994 Parents’ Choice silver award, and her picture book Remember That won the 1992 Highlights for Children fiction writing award.

Heather and Her Critics

As an out lesbian author of six picture books, five of which depict families with gay or lesbian members, I have been called one of the most dangerous writers living in America today. In fact, in 1994, my book Heather Has Two Mommies was the second most challenged book in the nation, following closely on […]