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Book Excerpt: 'The Reluctant Daughter' By Lesléa Newman

As part of our effort to profile more authors within the LGBT community, we present Lesléa Newman. Lesléa is the author of 64 books for readers of all ages including the children's books, Heather Has Two Mommies and Donovan’s Big Day, the poetry collections Nobody’s Mother and Still Life With Buddy, and the novel, The Reluctant Daughter. She has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Award finalists.