Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights

Book - 2015
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"A dramatic retelling of the Stonewall riots of 1969, introducing teen readers to the decades-long struggle for gay rights"--
Publisher: New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
ISBN: 9780670016792
Branch Call Number: YA 307.766 BAUSUM
Characteristics: 120 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Feb 28, 2016

This is a quick, interesting read about the history of LGBT movement and Stonewall riots. While the book gives an intense account of the raid that led to the riots, it still seems incomplete. The author focuses on a reporter and police officer during the original riot, and doesn’t draw as complete a picture of the protesters. The best parts of the book are about the aftermath of the riots and protests, and all the ground covered by the LGBT movement since then.

Chapel_Hill_CaseyL Nov 10, 2015

A quick and delightful read, this book reveals the brave and heroic path LGBT people and our allies have forged on the way toward equality. I found this account of the Stonewall riots to be impressively clear, concise, entertaining, and heart-felt. The book has its flaws: some of its language was uncomfortably out of date, especially when it comes to referring to transgendered people. I also would have liked to have seen more of the story focus on lesbians, transgendered people, and people of color. Both intentionally and unintentionally, this book makes it clear that equality is a work in progress.

ABIGAIL FALCK Jun 12, 2015

I was very disappointed. This book erased the role of transgender people in the Stonewall Riot and the activism that followed.


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