Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World


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A New York Public Library Best Book of 2017 * A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book for Teens 2017

This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z andNotorious RBG. Three starred reviews!

World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals—and you’ve never heard of many of them.

Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn’t make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era.

By turns hilarious and inspiring, the beautifully illustrated Queer, There, and Everywhere is for anyone who wants the real story of the queer rights movement.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062474322
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 97,441
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sarah Prager is a writer, activist, and speaker on LGBTQ+ history. Her widely praised first book on the subject, Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World (HarperCollins, 2017), received numerous accolades, including three starred reviews and being named a Best Book for Teens by the New York Public Library and Chicago Public Library. Her second book, Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People Who Made History (HarperCollins, 2020), is forthcoming for ages 8-12. Prager's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, HuffPost, and many other publications. She has presented on this topic to over 130 groups across five countries, including the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. Prager also created Quist, a free mobile app for learning LGBTQ+ history, in 2013 and was invited to the White House to contribute on LGBTQ+ tech issues in 2014. Prager lives with her wife and their children in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Elagabalus 19

Jeanne D'Arc 27

Kristina Vasa 35

Juana Inés de la Cruz 43

Abraham Lincoln 51

Albert Cashier 59

Gertrude "Ma" Rainey 67

Lili Elbe 75

Frida Kahlo 83

Mercedes de Acosta 93

Eleanor Roosevelt 103

Bayard Rustin 113

Alan Turing 121

Josef Kohout 129

José Sarria 139

Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon 149

Sylvia Rivera 159

Renée Richards 169

Harvey Milk 177

Glenn Burke 187

Mychal Judge 195

George Takei 205

Looking Back, Moving Forward 213

Glossary 217

Learn More 227

Bibliography & Notes 229

Acknowledgments 257

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