- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Publication Date: May 14, 2019
- Price: $17.99
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-3720-6
- EAN: 9781419737206
- Page Count: 208
- Illustrations: black-and-white images throughout
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World/All
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This book is about the Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous, often violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBTQ+) community in reaction to a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The Riots are attributed as the spark that ignited the LGBTQ+ movement. The author describes American gay history leading up to the Riots, the Riots themselves, and the aftermath, and includes her interviews of people involved or witnesses, including a woman who was ten at the time. Profusely illustrated, the book includes contemporary photos, newspaper clippings, and other period objects. A timely and necessary read, The Stonewall Riots helps readers to understand the history and legacy of the LGBTQ+ movement.
"A substantive look at a key moment in the history of the LGBTQIAP-equality movement."— School Library Journal
"Pitman’s fresh storytelling brings emotion and depth to the history of a movement and the establishment that served as an epicenter for social change."— Publishers Weekly
About the author
Gayle E. Pitman, PhD, is a professor of psychology and women and gender studies at Sacramento City College. Her research, teaching, and writing focus heavily on gender, sexual orientation, intersectionality, and social justice. Her first children’s book won the 2015 ALA Stonewall Award. She lives in Rio Linda, California.