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9781613730829

Gay & lesbian history for kids : the century-long struggle for LGBT rights : with 21 activities

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First edition.

Given today’s news, it would be easy to get the impression that the struggle for LGBT equality is a recent development, but it is only the final act in a struggle that started more than a century ago. This timely resource helps put recent events into context for kids ages 9 & up. After a brief history up to 1900, each chapter discusses an era in the struggle for LGBT civil rights from the 1920s to today. The history is told through personal stories and firsthand accounts of the movements key struggles and events like the 1950s zLavender Scare,y the Stonewall Inn uprising, and the AIDS crisis. Readers will learn about civil rights mavericks, like Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, founder of the first gay rights organization; Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, who turned the Daughters of Bilitis from a lesbian social club into a powerhouse for LGBT freedom; and Harvey Milk, the first out candidate to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Also chronicled are the historic contributions of famous LGBT individuals, from Alan Turning, who cracked Germany’s Enigma code and shortened World War II, to Sally Ride, the first woman in space; to Bayard Rustin, chief organizer of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Twenty-one activities enliven the history; kids can write a free verse poem like Walt Whitman, learn the Madison line dance, design an AIDS quilt panel, and write a song parody to learn about the spirited ways in which the LGBT community has pushed for positive social change.

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Livonia Public Library J 323.26 POH (Text)
Children's Library
52140300459329
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Red Jacket Community Library YA 323.32 JOH (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
RJP1001122
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10/07/2021
Wadsworth Library - Geneseo J 323.326 POH (Text)
Children's Nonfiction
52150300382611
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781613730829 (trade paper)
  • ISBN: 1613730829 (trade paper)
  • Physical Description: xi, 180 pages : illustrations, portraits, photographs ; 22 x 28 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Time Line -- Introduction: Two Moms -- 1. A Brief History to 1900 -- 2. The Birth Movement, 1900-1930s -- 3. In the Shadows, 1940s-1950s -- 4. Out of the Closets, 1960s -- 5. Into the Streets, 1970s -- 6. AIDS and a Conservative Backlash, 1980s -- 7. Setbacks and Victories, 1990s -- 8. Things Get Better, 2000-Present -- Afterword: Everyday Heroes -- Acknowledgments -- Resources -- Notes -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
Given today’s news, it would be easy to get the impression that the struggle for LGBT equality is a recent development, but it is only the final act in a struggle that started more than a century ago. This timely resource helps put recent events into context for kids ages 9 & up. After a brief history up to 1900, each chapter discusses an era in the struggle for LGBT civil rights from the 1920s to today. The history is told through personal stories and firsthand accounts of the movements key struggles and events like the 1950s zLavender Scare,y the Stonewall Inn uprising, and the AIDS crisis. Readers will learn about civil rights mavericks, like Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, founder of the first gay rights organization; Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, who turned the Daughters of Bilitis from a lesbian social club into a powerhouse for LGBT freedom; and Harvey Milk, the first out candidate to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Also chronicled are the historic contributions of famous LGBT individuals, from Alan Turning, who cracked Germany’s Enigma code and shortened World War II, to Sally Ride, the first woman in space; to Bayard Rustin, chief organizer of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Twenty-one activities enliven the history; kids can write a free verse poem like Walt Whitman, learn the Madison line dance, design an AIDS quilt panel, and write a song parody to learn about the spirited ways in which the LGBT community has pushed for positive social change.
Target Audience Note:
"Ages 9 and up"--Back cover.
Subject: Gay rights > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Gays > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Gay rights.
Gays.
Gay rights.
Gays.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.


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