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Reading Rainbow

Three decades after releasing Heather Has Two Mommies, the first children’s book to portray lesbian families in a positive way, author Lesléa Newman, 63, reflects on her groundbreaking role in youth literature

—After Heather was released in 1989, copies of the book disappeared from libraries across the country, there was an anti-LGBTQ campaign in Portland, Ore., and an attempted ban in Fayetteville, N.C.

I remember people blew up the cover on huge placards and carried them around. I remember

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