A Queer History of the United States for Young People

A Queer History of the United States for Young People - Revisioning AM History YA

Paperback (11 Jun 2019) | English

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Illuminating and accessible, this new edition invites middlegrade and young adult readers to find their place in the queer liberation movement of the past, present, and future. Through engrossing narratives, letters, drawings, poems, and other supplementary materials, historian and awardwinning author Michael Bronski tells the stories of Thomas Morton, who celebrated samesex love as early as 1620, Gladys Bentley, a black blues singer who challenged crossdressing laws in 1920s Harlem, and Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s close friend, civil rights organizer, and pioneer in the gay rights movement, Jamie Nabozny, a teen who brought national attention to the issue of LGBTQ bullying by bringing his case to the Supreme Court in the 1980s, and many more. Including 30 illustrations and photos, a glossary, and a timeline of events, Bronski shows that LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780807056127
Publisher: Beacon Press
Imprint: Beacon Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.7660973
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xx, 316
Weight: 420g
Height: 140mm
Width: 203mm
Spine width: 28mm