This June Celebrate Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary!!

By Caroline O'Connor | April 19 2019 | AdultsAllChildren'sGeneralGiftPop Culture

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with the very first picture book to tell of its historic and inspiring role in the gay civil rights movement.

From Rob Sanders, author of the acclaimed Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, comes this powerful and timeless true story that will allow young readers to discover the rich and dynamic history of the Stonewall Inn and its role in the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement–a movement that continues to this very day.

In the early-morning hours of June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn was raided by police in New York City. Though the inn had been raided before, that night would be different. It would be the night when empowered members of the LGBTQ+ community–in and around the Stonewall Inn–began to protest and demand their equal rights as citizens of the United States. Movingly narrated by the Stonewall Inn itself, and featuring stirring and dynamic illustrations, Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution is an essential and empowering civil rights story that every child deserves to hear.

In June we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month), which honors the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. Celebrate Pride Month with us as we remind ourselves to fight for equal rights for all people.

 

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We Are Everywhere
Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation
978-0-399-58181-6
Have pride in history. A rich and sweeping photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement, from the creators and curators of the massively popular Instagram account @lgbt_history, released in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
$40.00 US
May 07, 2019
9 x 12
Hardcover
368 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

A Queer History of the United States for Young People
978-0-8070-5612-7
Queer history didn't start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years.
$18.95 US
Jun 11, 2019
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Paperback
336 Pages
Beacon Press
Age 12 and up
Grade 7 & Up

Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution
978-1-5247-1952-4
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with the very first picture book to tell of its historic and inspiring role in the gay civil rights movement.
$17.99 US
Apr 23, 2019
11 x 9
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 5-8 years
Grades K-3

Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989
978-0-8478-6406-5
Winner of the 2020 Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators, Art After Stonewall explores the powerful art that emerged in the wake of the Stonewall Riots and the rise of the LGBTQ liberation movement in the U.S.
$60.00 US
Apr 16, 2019
7-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
304 Pages
Rizzoli Electa
Age

What Was Stonewall?
978-1-5247-8600-7
How did a spontaneous protest outside of a New York City bar fifty years ago spark a social movement across America? Find out about the history of LGBTQ rights in this Who HQ title.
$5.99 US
Mar 12, 2019
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Tomorrow Will Be Different
Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality
978-1-5247-6148-6
Now in paperback, a "vital and powerful new memoir" (San Francisco Chronicle) about gender identity set against the backdrop of the transgender equality movement, written by the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign
$16.00 US
Mar 05, 2019
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
304 Pages
Crown
Age