The story of an historical moment in the civil rights movement for people of all genders and sexualities. In the 1960s, when simply being yourself could be risky, the Stonewall Inn in New York became a treasured place where people could come together to freely be themselves.
On a hot summer night in June of 1969, the Stonewall Inn was raided by police. Although raids were common, this night things were different. The Inn was destroyed. A special place of safety was suddenly taken away. The patrons were harassed, shoved, and many were arrested.
The youth decided enough is enough. They stood up to demand the freedom they knew they deserved. A riot was sparked. A civil rights movement was launched.
This beautifully illustrated book introduces a critical moment in the journey for equal rights for LGBTQ people. Written in a way that young readers will understand and older readers will appreciate. Discussion questions, historical notes, and key vocabulary are included to help readers connect this historic moment to their own experiences and current events.
|Product dimensions:||11.02(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Olivia wrote Stonewall: Our March Continues so young people can learn about this historic civil rights event and, perhaps, even inspire a few readers to advocate for a social justice cause dear to them.
Olivia lives in California with her wife, their two children, and their very spoiled dog, Ozzy.
Tess Marie Vosevich Keller was born in rural Northern CA. She became engaged in art at a young age and went on to Art school at Pacific Northwest College of art in Portland CA. Ultimately she graduated with a BA in studio arts from Humboldt State University. She moved to Oakland in 2012 where she is part of LBGTQI communities, artist communities, and political activism. She lives in a communal house with her dog, and attends Grad school at USF, studying psychotherapy in a program dedicated to social justice.
With over 15 years of experience in creative direction, photo art direction and design management. Tara has in-depth knowledge of the creative process from concept to final production. She is a collaborative leader who knows how to guide a creative team to deliver extraordinary results.