Rainbow Revolutionaries

Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History

by Sarah Prager, Sarah Papworth

On Sale: 05/26/2020

Rainbow Revolutionaries

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Rainbow Revolutionaries

Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History

by Sarah Prager

illustrated by Sarah Papworth

On Sale: 05/26/2020

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About the Book

One of Time Out's “LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month,” this groundbreaking, pop-culture-infused illustrated biography collection takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the lives of fifty influential queer figures who have made a mark on every century of human existence.

Rainbow Revolutionaries brings to life the vibrant histories of fifty pioneering LGBTQ+ people from around the world. Through Sarah Prager’s (Queer, There, and Everywhere) short, engaging bios, and Sarah Papworth’s bold, dynamic art, readers can delve into the lives of Wen of Han, a Chinese emperor who loved his boyfriend as much as his people, Martine Rothblatt, a trans woman who’s helping engineer the robots of tomorrow, and so many more!

This book is a celebration of the many ways these heroes have made a difference and will inspire young readers to make a difference, too. Featuring an introduction, map, timeline, and glossary, this must-have biography collection is the perfect read during Pride month and all year round.

Biographies include:

Adam Rippon, Alan L. Hart, Alan Turing, Albert Cashier, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Alexander the Great, Al-Hakam II, Alvin Ailey, Bayard Rustin, Benjamin Banneker, Billie Jean King, Chevalière d'Éon, Christina of Sweden, Christine Jorgensen, Cleve Jones, Ellen DeGeneres, Francisco Manicongo, Frida Kahlo, Frieda Belinfante, Georgina Beyer, Gilbert Baker, Glenn Burke, Greta Garbo, Harvey Milk, James Baldwin, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, José Sarria, Josephine Baker, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Julie d'Aubigny, Lili Elbe, Ma Rainey, Magnus Hirschfeld, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Marsha P. Johnson, Martine Rothblatt, Maryam Khatoon Molkara, Natalie Clifford Barney, Navtej Johar, Nzinga, Pauli Murray, Renée Richards, Rudolf Nureyev, Sally Ride, Simon Nkoli, Stormé DeLarverie, Sylvia Rivera, Tshepo Ricki Kgositau, Wen of Han, We’wha

*A Junior Library Guild Selection*

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Critical Praise

Prager presents each figure with enthusiasm and provides lots of interesting details that allow readers a glimpse into that person’s world. - Kirkus Reviews

A browsable guide for middle school readers looking to get an overview of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout history. - School Library Journal

"[A] lively look for middle grade readers at queer figures, present and past, who made an impact on the world...each accompanied by a dynamic portrait illustration by artist Sarah Papworth." - Boston Globe

Filled with exciting, inspiring and heartbreaking stories, this is a wonderful reminder of  LGBTQ+ peoples’ contributions to history.  - Book Riot

[W]ill have the effect of inspiring young readers. For middle-grade readers, it will likely be a compelling volume. - Mombian

Conquerors and conductors, artists and athletes, dancers and doctors, techies and showbiz types — together they emerge from the shadows of history into present light. - San Francisco Chronicle

This engaging audiobook will leave listeners impressed by the courage, determination, and accomplishments of these extraordinary heroes who broke barriers and changed the world for future generations. - AudioFile Magazine

This book is phenomenal! - thetinyactivist.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062947758
  • ISBN 10: 0062947753
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 05/26/2020
  • Pages: 128
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / LGBT
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Sociology

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