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Queer and Fearless

Poems Celebrating the Lives of LGBTQ+ Heroes

Illustrated by Harry Woodgate
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Hardcover
$18.99 US
10.35"W x 10.3"H x 0.35"D   | 16 oz | 24 per carton
On sale Apr 16, 2024 | 32 Pages | 978-0-593-52369-8
Age 6-9 years | Grades 1-4
Reading Level: Lexile 900L | Fountas & Pinnell X
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Learn about the lives of some of the most important LGBTQ+ heroes in this unique picture book that combines poetry and biographical information to honor those at the forefront of LGBTQ+ history.

Young readers will learn about the lives and legacies of seventeen heroes of the queer community from both past and present. Marsha P. Johnson, Harvey Milk, Cleve Jones, Pauline Park, Richard Blanco, and Pete Buttigieg are just a few of the iconic figures represented in this wonderfully designed and colorful picture book with illustrations by Harry Woodgate. A perfect introduction to the people who have stood up for what they believed in, lived lives according to their own ideals, and their partners, friends, and allies, the poetry in this book provides great read-aloud potential sure to entertain and inform readers of all ages.

Beloved children's book author Rob Sanders makes the lives of the most prominent LGBTQ+ heroes jump off of the page through his beautiful poems and detailed biographies. This title includes a glossary as well as a description of each poetry style, making it an ideal choice for home and classroom.
"Woodgate’s bold and realistic full-color illustrations skillfully convey people, places, and times while reflecting the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the LGBTQ+ community...An acutely distilled and vibrant compilation of LGBTQ+ heroes." —Kirkus Reviews

"...intersectionality develops into a strong secondary theme as racial as well as identity prejudice gets frequent mention in the poems and in the biographical notes that accompany each...the tone overall is positive and, appropropriately enough, proud." —Booklist
ROB SANDERS is a writer who teaches, and a teacher who writes. He is the author of Cowboy Christmas, Crystal Kite-winner Outer Space Bedtime RaceRuby Rose - Off to School She GoesRuby Rose - Big Bravos, and Rodzilla. Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag is Rob’s first non-fiction picture book. Rob lives in Florida where he teaches elementary school. Visit him at robsanderswrites.com View titles by Rob Sanders

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Learn about the lives of some of the most important LGBTQ+ heroes in this unique picture book that combines poetry and biographical information to honor those at the forefront of LGBTQ+ history.

Young readers will learn about the lives and legacies of seventeen heroes of the queer community from both past and present. Marsha P. Johnson, Harvey Milk, Cleve Jones, Pauline Park, Richard Blanco, and Pete Buttigieg are just a few of the iconic figures represented in this wonderfully designed and colorful picture book with illustrations by Harry Woodgate. A perfect introduction to the people who have stood up for what they believed in, lived lives according to their own ideals, and their partners, friends, and allies, the poetry in this book provides great read-aloud potential sure to entertain and inform readers of all ages.

Beloved children's book author Rob Sanders makes the lives of the most prominent LGBTQ+ heroes jump off of the page through his beautiful poems and detailed biographies. This title includes a glossary as well as a description of each poetry style, making it an ideal choice for home and classroom.

Praise

"Woodgate’s bold and realistic full-color illustrations skillfully convey people, places, and times while reflecting the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the LGBTQ+ community...An acutely distilled and vibrant compilation of LGBTQ+ heroes." —Kirkus Reviews

"...intersectionality develops into a strong secondary theme as racial as well as identity prejudice gets frequent mention in the poems and in the biographical notes that accompany each...the tone overall is positive and, appropropriately enough, proud." —Booklist

Author

ROB SANDERS is a writer who teaches, and a teacher who writes. He is the author of Cowboy Christmas, Crystal Kite-winner Outer Space Bedtime RaceRuby Rose - Off to School She GoesRuby Rose - Big Bravos, and Rodzilla. Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag is Rob’s first non-fiction picture book. Rob lives in Florida where he teaches elementary school. Visit him at robsanderswrites.com View titles by Rob Sanders

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