Lesléa Newman

Lesléa Newman is the author of 75 books for readers of all ages including the children’s classic, Heather Has Two Mommies, the middle-grade novel Hachiko Waits, the teen novel-in-verse, October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard, and the picture books Sparkle Boy, Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story, and Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed. Find out more at www.lesleakids.com and www.lesleanewman.com

“Both Lesléa Newman and Rob Sanders and all the guests were absolutely amazing. They were highly skilled in their knowledge and professional throughout. loved their approach and their teaching skills, making me feel very comfortable each week.”

“Both Lesléa [Newman] and Rob [Sanders] were so encouraging and so positive I felt I could have written 10 books as they made me feel on top of the world. I absolutely loved this course, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

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