Bibliography

Novels

  • The Reluctant Daughter, Bold Strokes Books, Johnsonville, NY 2009
  • In Every Laugh A Tear, New Victoria Publishers, Norwich, VT 1992, new edition 1998
  • Good Enough to Eat, Firebrand Books, Ithaca, NY 1986, Sheba Feminist Publishers, London, England 1986

Short Story Collections

  • Best Short Stories of Leslea Newman, Alyson Publications, Los Angeles, CA 2003
  • She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not, Alyson Publications, Los Angeles, CA 2002
  • Just Like a Woman (audiobook), Fluid Words, West Hollywood, CA 2001
  • Girls Will Be Girls, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution 2000
  • Every Women’s Dream, New Victoria Publishers, Norwich, VT 1994
  • Secrets, New Victoria Publishers, Norwich, VT 1990
  • A Letter to Harvey Milk, Firebrand Books, Ithaca, NY 1988

Poetry Collections

  • Lovely, Headmistress Press 2018
  • I Carry My Mother, Headmistress Press 2015
  • October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard, Candlewick Press 2012
  • I Remember: Hachiko Speaks, Finishing Line Press 2012
  • Nobody’s Mother, Windstorm Creative, Ltd., Pt. Orchard, WA 2008
  • Signs of Love, Windstorm Creative, Ltd., Port Orchard, WA 2000
  • Still Life With Buddy, Pride Publications, Radnor, OH 1997
  • Sweet Dark Places, HerBooks, Santa Cruz, CA 1991, Pride Publications, Radnor, OH 1997, out of print
  • Love Me Like You Mean It, HerBooks, Santa Cruz, CA 1987, Pride Publications, Radnor, OH 1997, out of print
  • Just Looking For My Shoes, Back Door Press, Seattle, WA 1980

Nonfiction

  • Write from the Heart (revised, updated and expanded), Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA 2003
  • Writing From The Heart: Inspiration & Exercises For Women Who Want To Write, Crossing Press, Freedom, CA 1993
  • SomeBody To Love: A Guide To Loving The Body You Have, Third Side Press, Chicago, IL 1991

Humor

  • The Little Butch Book, New Victoria Publishers, Norwich, VT 1998
  • Out of the Closet and Nothing to Wear, Alyson Publications, Los Angeles, CA 1997

Middle Grade Novels

  • Hachiko Waits, Henry Holt & Co., New York, NY 2004
  • Fat Chance, Putnam, New York, NY 1994 (paperback 1998), Women’s Press, London, England 1996

Teen Novels

  • Jailbait, Random House, New York, NY 2005

Picture Books

  • Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story, Abrams 2019
  • Sparkle Boy, Lee & Low Books 2017
  • Hanukkah Delight!, Kar-Ben 2016
  • Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed, Candlewick 2015
  • Here Is The World: A Year of Jewish Holidays, Abrams 2014
  • A Sweet Passover, Abrams Books, New York NY 2012
  • A Kiss on the Keppie, Shofar Books, Tarrytown, NY 2012
  • Donovan’s Big Day, Tricycle Press, Berkeley, CA 2011
  • Miss Tutu’s Star, Abrams Books, New York, NY 2010
  • Just Like Mama, Abrams Books 2010
  • Mommy, Mama, and Me (board book), Tricycle Press, Berkeley, CA 2009
  • Daddy, Papa, and Me (board book), Tricycle Press, Berkeley, CA 2009
  • Daddy’s Song, Henry Holt & Co., New York, NY 2007
  • Skunk’s Spring Surprise, Harcourt Books, New York, NY 2006
  • The Eight Nights of Chanukah, Abrams Books, New York, NY 2005
  • The Best Cat in the World, Eerdmans 2004
  • A Fire Engine for Ruthie, Clarion Books, New York, NY 2004
  • The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, Tricycle Press, Berkeley, CA 2004
  • Where Is Bear?, Harcourt Books, New York, NY 2004
  • Pigs, Pigs, Pigs!, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY 2003
  • Dogs, Dogs, Dogs!, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY 2002
  • Runaway Dreidel, Henry Holt & Co., New York, NY 2002
  • Felicia’s Favorite Story, Two Lives Publishing 2002
  • Cats, Cats, Cats!, Simon & Schuster 2001
  • Matzo Ball Moon, Clarion Books, New York, NY 1998
  • Remember That, Clarion Books, New York, NY 1996
  • Too Far Away To Touch, Clarion Books, New York, NY 1995 (paperback 1998)
  • Saturday Is Pattyday, Women’s Educational Press, Toronto, Canada and New Victoria Publishers, Norwich, VT 1993
  • Gloria Goes To Gay Pride, Alyson Publications, Boston, MA 1991
  • Belinda’s Bouquet, Alyson Publications, Boston, MA 1991
  • Heather Has Two Mommies, In Other Words Publishing, Northampton, MA 1989, Alyson Publications, Boston, MA 1990

Anthologies

  • Hear a Poet, There a Poet: A Pioneer Valley Anthology, Write from the Heart, Northampton, MA 2010
  • Bedroom Eyes: Stories that Look at Lesbian Love, to be published by Alyson Publications, Spring 2002
  • Pillow Talk II: More Lesbian Stories between the Covers, Alyson Publications, Los Angeles, CA 2000
  • Pillow Talk: Lesbian Stories between the Covers, Alyson Publications, Los Angeles, CA 1998
  • My Lover Is A Woman: Contemporary Lesbian Love Poems, Ballantine Books, New York, NY 1996
  • The Femme Mystique, Alyson Publications, Boston, MA 1995
  • A Loving Testimony: Remembering Loved Ones Lost To AIDS, Crossing Press, Freedom, CA 1995
  • Eating Our Hearts Out: Personal Accounts of Women’s Relationship to Food, Crossing Press, Freedom, CA 1993
  • Bubbe Meisehs, by Shayneh Maidelehs: An Anthology of Poetry by Jewish Granddaughters About Our Grandmothers, HerBooks, Santa Cruz, CA 1989