Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights

By BAUSUM, Ann

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ISBN
9780670016792
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on April 1, 2015  |  Middle to High School

Gr 9 Up—This powerful, well-researched work examines the Stonewall riots, which took place in 1969 in New York City when members of the gay community fought back in response to a police raid on a gay bar. Bausum describes the restrictive lives that many gays and lesbians led in the 1960s and the relief—and risks—of meeting at gay bars. On June 28, 1969, when police arrived at the Stonewall Inn to make arrests, people—transvestites, drag queens, lesbians, and gay men—...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2015

Bausum begins her history of the gay rights movement with a careful, detailed exposition of the June 1969 Stonewall riots, laying out the events leading up to the clash between the Greenwich Village gay community and the police and putting those events in the context of time and place. She dedicates the first half of the book to the riots themselves, drawing on reports, interviews, and other first-person accounts to put together a candid linear narrative that takes into consideration the perspectives of both sides of the conflict. And on both ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Bausum begins with a detailed, nuanced exposition of the June 1969 Stonewall riots as a galvanizing moment for the gay rights m...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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