Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights (Hardback)
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Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 05/08/2015
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Not that long ago, laws throughout the country criminalized homosexual behavior, the medical community viewed being gay as a sign of mental illness, and coming out could lead to being fired, shunned, and disowned. Then came Stonewall. And things began to change. In her dramatic retelling of the Stonewall riots of 1969, award-winner Ann Bausum introduces teen readers to the decades-long struggle for gay rights. Vividly narrated and illustrated with archival photographs, Stonewall demonstrates how far the battle has come in the past four decades and yet how universal the struggles remain as young people of any era grow into their sexuality.

Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN: 9780670016792
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 403 g
Dimensions: 236 x 157 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for Stonewall:

"Powerful, well-researched. . . An essential purchase" -School Library Journal, starred review

"Readers coming of age at a time when state after state is beginning to celebrate gay marriage will be astonished to return to a time when it was a crime for a man to wear a dress. Enlightening, inspiring, and moving." -Kirkus, starred review

"A powerful and moving account. . . Bausum's conversational storytelling whisks readers back to an era when homosexuality was criminalized" -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Bausum writes with the precision of a journalist; there is never any doubt as to what she wonders, what she conjectures, and what she knows. The resulting narrative integrity makes her observations and her conclusions about the persecution and resilience of the LGBTQ community all the more powerful." -Horn Book, starred review

"This sobering history easily accommodates the complexity of a turning point in LGBTQ history, documenting 50 years of dramatic social change." -San Francisco Chronicle

"Comprehensive in its coverage, filled with important information, and compassionate in its tone. It sheds welcome light on a subject that deserves greater coverage in YA literature." -Booklist

"The writing is concise and clear, with a narrative style that is both compelling and passionate. . . This important book by an award-winning author is an essential purchase." -VOYA

"This illustrated history lifts Stonewall from its customary footnote or chapter status into the YA book-length treatment it deserves." -BCCB

"Stonewall tells an important story, and does it with style and passion-my favorite kind of nonfiction." -Steve Sheinkin, National Book Award Finalist and Newbery Honor-winning author of Bomb and The Port of Chicago 50

"Do not read this book unless you want to learn about the oppression of gays and lesbians, discriminatory laws, and police who abuse their power. Do not read this book unless you want to read about the pent-up anger that ignited the Stonewall riots in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Do not read this book unless you want to be swept away by the gay revolution that ultimately led to a strong, political cohesive community. Ann Bausum gives us a gripping account of the Stonewall riots in this authoritative narrative." -Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Sibert Medalist and Newbery Honor-winning author of Hitler Youth and Black Potatoes

"A driving beat pulses throughout Stonewall, propelling the narrative forward. Bausum masterfully grounds readers in historical context while dropping them right in the heart-and the heat-of the moment." -Tanya Lee Stone, Sibert Medalist and NAACP Image Award-winning author of Courage Has No Color

"Told with skill and humanity, this story of the Stonewall uprising and its aftermath adds an important piece to the annals of social justice history in young adult literature." -Sue Macy, award-winning author of Wheels of Change and Sally Ride: Life on a Mission

Awards and Accolades for Ann Bausum:

- Sibert Honor
- Jane Addams Children's Book Award
- Carter G. Woodson Award
- SCBWI Golden Kite Award

"A triumph on three fronts: educational, emotional, and inspirational." -Booklist, starred review of Stubby the War Dog

"Bausum's narrative style [is] fresh, engrossing, and at times heart-stopping" -School Library Journal, starred review of Freedom Riders

"Bausum. . . makes the history live as she explains, exhorts, and lets nothing drop by the wayside. . . Excellent." -Kirkus, starred review of With Courage and Cloth

"Bausum is one of my absolute favorite nonfiction writers, for both her politics and her impeccable prose." -The YALSA Hub on Marching to the Mountaintop

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