The Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall Riots

Coming Out in the Streets

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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 among other period objects. A timely and necessary read, The Stonewall Riots helps readers to understand the history and legacy of the LGBTQ+ movement"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents: Before the riots
The riots
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: 306.76 P
Characteristics: xi, 196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781419737206


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This book describes the history of the LGBT movement before the Stonewall riots, the riots themselves, and the aftermath. It includes interviews from witnesses, including a woman who was just 10 years old at the time.

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