Lesléa Newman – I Wish My Father

Lesléa Newman is a beloved author of books for children and adults. Her recent book of poetry for adults, I WISH MY FATHER (a companion to I CARRY MY MOTHER) is a deeply moving exploration of love and loss. An excerpt from I WISH MY FATHER  (my favorite poem in the collection) can be found at the bottom of this…

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The Univited – Lesléa Newman

I don’t often link posts from other sites on my blog, but this piece by Lesléa Newman from Nerdy Book Club is too important NOT to share. Lesléa is a bright light in the children’s literature community and her work is blessing to so many. Please read: The Uninvited by Lesléa Newman

Welcome Lesléa Newman – Gittel’s Journey

Just in time for Valentine’s Day is a picture book that will touch the deepest places of your heart. It is a pleasure to celebrate the release of Gittel’s Journey (Abrams Books for Young Readers) by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Amy June Bates. Lesléa Newman has brought us many beautiful books, including Sydney Taylor Award winner, Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed.…

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