leslea newman

Lori Duron interviews Lesléa Newman about her book featuring a little boy who loves things that sparkle, shimmer and glitter.
Lesléa Newman recalled stories of her groundbreaking book being stolen and defecated on.
Ah, I was so naïve. Heather stirred up so much outrage, it was the ninth most challenged book of the 1990's, according to
My mother had no idea she had a living, breathing gay person under her very own roof; said gay person -- me -- didn't know either.
I found myself scribbling in the middle of the night, in the midst of bouts of insomnia. I was inspired to write about Matt's death from the imagined perspectives of the "silent witnesses" to the murder. I wanted the stars, the fence, and the wind to symbolically bear witness to the tragedy.