Book Review: Heather Has Two Mommies

December 22, 2020

Fairfax Cryobank reviews the captivating children’s book, Heather Has Two Mommies

heather has two mommies book cover

Heather Has Two Mommies is back in a new light. From the inspiration of the 1989 classic Heather Has Two Mommies, written by Lesléa Newman with illustrations by Diana Souza has been revitalized by Newman with a new illustrator, Laura Cornell. This lovable picture book was one of the first pieces of LGBTQ+ children’s literature to garner broad attention. Readers are captured by the love between Heather and her two mommies, Mama Jane and Mama Kate. The main theme focusing on the idea that no matter how different a family looks, love is an important thing to have to create a family.

It is Heather’s first day of school and she’s sad to leave her two best friends behind, a ginger-colored cat named Gingersnap and a big black dog named Midnight. But she is comforted by Mama Jane and Mama Kate’s reassuring words and her favorite blue blanket. Her first day of school is filled with new friends and a new project on her family. This children’s book is sure to help your child understand the idea that even though not all families look the same, they are still a family.

Coupled with Laura Cornell’s illustrations, Lesléa Newman’s story is brought to life. Newman’s choice of words and narrative makes it easy to understand the topic of non-nuclear families, while also expressing the importance of acceptance for LGBTQ families.

Heather Has Two Mommies is a must to have in your child’s library. For more information on this book or to purchase, check out their Amazon page here.

Fairfax Cryobank is honored to be part of your family building story, regardless of sexual orientation. Learn more about how Fairfax Cryobank supports our LGBTQ+ families here.

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