February 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights

Ann Bausum. Penguin/Viking.

Gr 9 Up–The radicalization of the American gay community can be traced back to a sweltering night in June 1969, when a riot erupted outside a bar in New York City’s West Village. The legacy of that event and the gay rights movement that ensued are brought into sharp focus in this engrossing, well-documented history featuring eyewitness accounts and black-and-white archival images. An important contribution to discussions of civil rights—both yesterday and today.

Takin’ It to the Streets: Ann Bausum on Stonewall