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Heather Has Two Mommies

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Candlewick relaunches a modern classic for this generation with an all new, beautifully illustrated edition. Heathers 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 ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763666316
  • ISBN-10: 0763666319
  • Publisher: Candlewick
  • Media: Hardcover
  • Quantity Available: 10 or more
  • Status: Available for Immediate Shipment
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Candlewick relaunches a modern classic for this generation with an all new, beautifully illustrated edition. Heathers 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 doesnt have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. It doesnt matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another. This delightful edition for a new generation of young readers features fresh illustrations by Laura Cornell and an updated story by Lesla Newman.

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This handsome 10-anniversary edition of a minor classic presents the story of Heather, a preschooler with two moms who discovers that some of her friends have very different sorts of families. Juan, for example, has a mommy and a daddy and a big brother named Carlos. Miriam has a mommy and a baby sister. And Joshua has a mommy, a daddy, and a stepdaddy. Their teacher Molly encourages the children to draw pictures of their families, and reassures them that each family is special and that the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love each other. In the afterword, the author (whose other childrens books include Matzo Ball Moon) explains that although she grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood, there were no families like hers on the television or in picture books. She came to regard her family as somehow wrong, since there was no Christmas tree in the living room and no Easter egg hunt. Whatever the religious right may wish to think about nontraditional families, there is no denying that any child enrolled in an American school will encounter friends with single parents, gay parents, stepparents, or adoptive parents. This new, revised version of Heather Has Two Mommies offers an enjoyable, upbeat, age-appropriate introduction to the idea of family diversity. The book is essential for children (ages 2 to 6) with gay parents or family members, and a great addition to a Rainbow Curriculum.

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  • ISBN-13 : 9780763666316
  • ISBN-10 : 0763666319
  • Media : Hardcover
  • Pages : 32
  • Status : 16 on hand
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  • Pages : 32
  • Release Date : 2015-03-24
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