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Lesléa Newman

Lesléa Newman

·3.98·17,177 Ratings
“ If you feel beautiful, then you are. Even if you don't, you still are. ” ― Terri Guillemets
Authors' Books
  • The Femme Mystique

    1995·
    ·3.82·137 Ratings
    A fascinating and insightful look at the world of femme identity within the lesbian community. Written by femmes, former femmes, future femmes, femme wanna-bes, femme admirers, and of course, femmes fatales, The Femme Mystique explores what it means to be
  • Hachiko Waits

    2004·
    ·4.28·1,819 Ratings
    "Profoundly sad and hopeful at the same time . . . Hachiko Waits shows us the very best in life; loyalty, devotion, our ability to love-all taught by a beloved, intelligent, and heroic dog. I love it." -Patricia MacLachlan, Newbery Award-winning author of
  • Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence

    1995·
    ·3.93·4,950 Ratings
    Each of these stories is original, each is by a noted author for young adults, and each honestly portrays its subject and theme--growing up gay or lesbian, or with gay or lesbian parents or friends. Includes:"Michael's Little Sister" / C. S. Adler"Dancing
  • Fat Chance

    1996·
    ·3.7·588 Ratings
    Judi Liebowitz thinks she's fat. And she's convinced, as she confides in her diary, that she'd be happier if she were skinnier. So when Judi becomes friendly with pencil-thin, glamorous Nancy Pratt, she learns Nancy's secret and joins her in the secret bi
  • Heather Has Two Mommies

    2000·
    ·3.8·974 Ratings
    Originally self-published in 1989, Heather Has Two Mommies became the first title in Alyson's newly formed Alyson Wonderland imprint in 1990. The simple and straightforward story of a little girl named Heather and her two lesbian mothers was created by Ne
  • Jailbait

    2009·
    ·3.26·352 Ratings
    Andrea Robin Kaplan is a clique unto herself. In other words, she has no friends. Her only goal is get through high school with the least amount of humiliation possible, which should be easy— nothing ever happens in the suburbs, right? Wrong. One day, a
  • The Boy Who Cried Fabulous

    2004·
    ·3.84·189 Ratings
    Roger is a boy who simply can't stop smelling the roses. Can you blame him? Through his eyes the world is a wonder not to be rushed by. But his parents have an entirely different view, and they expect Roger to see things the way they do. Paired with vibra
  • October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard

    2012·
    ·4.13·3,395 Ratings
    A masterful poetic exploration of the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world.On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay twenty-one-year-old college student named Matthew Shepard was lured from a Wyoming bar by two young men, savagely beaten, tied t
  • Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed

    2015·
    ·4.19·502 Ratings
    A kitten’s stroll down a keyboard leads to a celebrated one-minute composition in this charming portrait of a remarkable true friendship.Moshe Cotel was a composer who lived in a noisy building on a noisy street in a noisy city. But Moshe didn’t mind.
  • Mommy, Mama, and Me

    2009·
    ·4.26·524 Ratings
    Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its mommies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together.Shares the loving bond be
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