Rainbow Revolutions - Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights Book

Rainbow Revolutions - Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights Book

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Reading level - 11 to 14 years.

Around one o'clock in the morning on June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York, sparking days of intense rioting. What happened at Stonewall sent shockwaves around the world, and became a defining moment for the LGBTQ+ community.

From the impassioned speeches of bold activists Karl Ulrichs and Audre Lorde to the birth of Pride and queer pop culture, Rainbow Revolutions charts the dramatic rise of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, and celebrates the courageous individuals who stood up and demanded recognition.

With bold and beautiful illustrations by pop artist Eve Lloyd Knight.

"This stunning full-colour celebration of LGBTQ history and pop culture is as enjoyable as it is educational. It opens with a vibrant table of contents, dotted with iconic moments in the LGBTQ social and political record and teasing a range of topics including parenting, the Stonewall Riots, Berlin cabarets, drag performances, and Pride events. A prologue expounds on the use of queer as an umbrella term to address a diverse community, whose nascent beginnings and transformation are detailed in a time line and other extensive back matter. Knight's illustrations, vibrant as the rainbow flag, pay homage to legends of pop art like Warhol, Haring, Hockney, Johns, and Rauschenberg. Each chapter contains a gorgeous spread with a bold pull quote spotlighting an actual chapter in LGBTQ history, making it so that even a quick skim will glean knowledge about the community's joys and painful challenges. The book humanises the LGBTQ community, showing that this movement is about more than just sexual preference, and Lawson welcomes marginalised subcommunities, including a rather detailed explanation of the acronym and spectrum and addressing the realities of the struggle for liberation, the challenges of coming out, and the misunderstandings, bias, and homophobia that have shaped the community over centuries. Accessible and inspiring."
Booklist (Starred Review)

Author Jamie Lawson & Lloyd Knight
Format Paperback
Pages 96
ISBN 9781623717919


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