Heather Has Two Mommies
Written by Leslea Newman
Illustrated by Laura Cornell
“Heather’s favourite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, two eyes, two ears, two hands, and two feet.” Most everything about Heather is like most other children around her, with one difference: Heather has two mothers.
Heather Has Two Mommies first appeared 25 years ago in an attempt to bring alternative families and discussions about diversity into mainstream. Brave for its time, this newly published version offers new watercolour and gouache illustrations by well-known artist Cornell and slightly revised text. This book is a classic, respected for what it has offered readers for a quarter of a century.
We recommend this picture-book for children ages 3-7.
Note: This review first appeared in the April, 2016 issue of the Christian Educators Journal (www.cejonline.com). It is republished here with permission of the CEJ.