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Books with author Lesl��a Newman

  • Sparkle Boy

    Leslea Newman

    Hardcover (Lee & Low Books, June 15, 2017)
    Casey loves to play with his blocks, puzzles, and dump truck, but he also loves things that sparkle, shimmer, and glitter. When his older sister, Jessie, shows off her new shimmery skirt, Casey wants to wear a shimmery skirt too. When Jessie comes home from a party with glittery nails, Casey wants glittery nails too. And when Abuelita visits wearing an armful of sparkly bracelets, Casey gets one to wear, just like Jessie. The adults in Casey's life embrace his interests, but Jessie isn't so sure. Boys aren't supposed to wear sparkly, shimmery, glittery things. Then, when older boys at the library tease Casey for wearing "girl" things, Jessie realizes that Casey has the right to be himself and wear whatever he wants. Why can't both she and Casey love all things shimmery, glittery, and sparkly? Here is a sweet, heartwarming story about acceptance, respect, and the freedom to be yourself in a world where any gender expression should be celebrated. Sparkly things are for everyone to enjoy!
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  • October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard

    Leslea Newman

    Hardcover (Candlewick, Sept. 25, 2012)
    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 kidnapped from a Wyoming bar by two young men, savagely beaten, tied to a remote fence, and left to die. Gay Awareness Week was beginning at the University of Wyoming, and the keynote speaker was Lesléa Newman, discussing her book Heather Has Two Mommies. Shaken, the author addressed the large audience that gathered, but she remained haunted by Matthew’s murder. October Mourning, a novel in verse, is her deeply felt response to the events of that tragic day. Using her poetic imagination, the author creates fictitious monologues from various points of view, including the fence Matthew was tied to, the stars that watched over him, the deer that kept him company, and Matthew himself. More than a decade later, this stunning cycle of sixty-eight poems serves as an illumination for readers too young to remember, and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard’s life. Back matter includes an epilogue, an afterword, explanations of poetic forms, and resources.
  • Mommy, Mama, and Me by Lesléa Newman

    Lesléa Newman

    Hardcover (Tricycle Press, 2009, June 10, 2009)
    Mommy, Mama, and Me by Lesléa Newman [Tricycle Press, 2009] Board book [Board...
  • Fat Chance

    Lesléa Newman

    language (Curtis Brown Digital, July 21, 2013)
    Product Description: 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 binge-and-purge cycles of bulimia. Before long, Judi's life spins out of control and her obsession with food, calories, and pounds is no longer another typical eighth-grade problem--it's a matter of life and deathAbout the Author: Lesléa Newman is the author of 64 books for readers of all ages including the short story collection, A Letter to Harvey Milk. Her literary awards include poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Award finalists. A past poet laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts, she is a faculty member of Spalding University's brief-residency MFA in Writing program. Please visit her at www.lesleanewman.com.
  • Fat Chance: The Novel

    Leslea Newman

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Oct. 19, 1994)
    A diary records a year in the life of Judi Liebowitz as she dreams of becoming the thinnest girl in the eighth grade and struggles to control her unending battle with calories, food, pounds, and anorexia.
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  • Jailbait

    Lesléa Newman

    eBook (Curtis Brown Digital, June 27, 2012)
    Andrea Robin Kaplan has no friends and her family life leaves something to be desired. 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, as Andi walks home from school, a little brown VW drives up and she meets Frank. Frank makes her feel beautiful and special and Andi forgets how alone she is. From boundary breaking author Lesléa Newman comes a haunting story about a girl who is all alone, and a man old enough to know better.
  • October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard

    Leslea Newman

    Paperback (Candlewick, Sept. 1, 2020)
    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 kidnapped from a Wyoming bar by two young men, savagely beaten, tied to a remote fence, and left to die. Gay Awareness Week was beginning at the University of Wyoming, and the keynote speaker was Lesléa Newman, discussing her book Heather Has Two Mommies. Shaken, the author addressed the large audience that gathered, but she remained haunted by Matthew’s murder. October Mourning, a novel in verse, is her deeply felt response to the events of that tragic day. Using her poetic imagination, the author creates fictitious monologues from various points of view, including the fence Matthew was tied to, the stars that watched over him, the deer that kept him company, and Matthew himself. More than a decade later, this stunning cycle of sixty-eight poems serves as an illumination for readers too young to remember, and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard’s life. Back matter includes an epilogue, an afterword, explanations of poetic forms, and resources.
  • Fat Chance

    Lesléa Newman

    Paperback (Puffin, Aug. 8, 1996)
    A diary records a year in the life of Judi Leibowitz as she dreams of becoming the thinnest girl in the eighth grade and struggles to control her unending battle with calories, food, pounds, and bulimia
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  • Daddy, Papa and Me

    Lesléa Newman

    Paperback (Tricycle Press, 2009, Aug. 16, 2009)
    Daddy, Papa, and Me by Lesléa Newman. Published by Tricycle Press,2009, Binding: Board book
  • Out of the Closet and Nothing to Wear

    Lesléa Newman

    language (Curtis Brown Digital, June 27, 2012)
    Based on the author’s popular column, which ran in lesbian and gay periodicals all over the country, this collection of humorous stories stars Lesléa Newman and her butch, Flash, who live in Lesbianville, U.S.A. Nothing is sacred and nobody's feelings are spared in this clever and caustic collection which will make readers laugh, think, and want to shop.
  • Out of the Closet and Nothing to Wear

    Leslea Newman

    Paperback (Alyson Books, June 1, 2000)
    This collection of humorous stories starring Leslea Newman and her butch, Flash, who live in Lesbianville, U.S.A., is based on her popular column, which has run in lesbian and gay periodicals all over the country. Nothing is sacred and nobody's feelings are spared in this clever and caustic collection which will make readers laugh, think, and want to shop.
  • Jailbait

    Leslea Newman

    Hardcover (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, June 14, 2005)
    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, as Andi walks home from school, a little brown VW drives up and she meets Frank. Frank makes her feel beautiful and special. With Frank, Andi forgets how alone she is.From boundary breaking author Lesléa Newman comes a haunting story about a girl who is all alone, and a man old enough to know better.