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RARE Heather Has Two Mommies First Edition Scarce 1989 Same Sex Childrens
1989. Title: HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES Publisher: Northampton, Ma. Other World Publishing Publication Date: 1989 Binding: Soft cover Edition: 1st Edition Condition: corner of cover is slightly dinged (see photo), some minor signs of use but nothing especially stand out. sticker with previous owner's name on inside. Otherwise clean. Extremely rare and collectible first edition copy of Heather Has Two Mommies, a landmark release in the LGBT movement and the first female same sex childrens book ever published. Later editions are common but the first printing is especially hard to come by as it was self published in limited quantity. Subsequent releases were altered and certain parts were altered, such as the reference to artificial insemination. As the culture wars of the 1990s heated up, "Heather Has Two Mommies" became a lightning rod [of controversy]. It was banned and challenged, the subject of public debate and railed against in Congress. In a typical 1993 attack, the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition, told the Times that "Heather Has Two Mommies" and "Daddy's Roommate" would "bring God-fearing people together in a noble crusade" against them. By the end of the decade, "Heather Has Two Mommies" was the ninth-most challenged book of the 1990s, landing higher on the list than "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger and Madonna's "Sex." It is now being widely considered as a modern classic and important historical benchmark. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: phatgooserecords2014 [Vienna, Virginia, United States]
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