In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. Ann Bausum’s riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring—and an important addition to all print and audio shelves. STONEWALL: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights went on sale May 5th—and the rave reviews are already pouring in for this pivotal and timely* YA book.
“Tim Federle’s narration wrings all the emotion from this gripping history. With vocal intensity that is by turns fearful, angry, or touching, Federle takes listeners on this affecting journey…”—AudioFile Earphones Award
“Stonewall has a very personal touch…This intimacy is compounded by narrator Federle, who brilliantly adapts Bausum’s words into an easy yet respectful conversational tone. Federle’s lively voice keeps the listener interested and truly brings to life the atmospheric details that accompany this fiction-like style…will appeal to teens and adults alike.”—Booklist
“Bausum offers a powerful and moving account of the pivotal Stonewall riots of 1969 and the struggle for gay rights in the U.S….”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“It sheds welcome light on a subject that deserves greater coverage in YA literature.”—Booklist
“Enlightening, inspiring, and moving.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Powerful, well-researched work…an essential purchase.”—School Library Journal, starred review
*UPDATE June 26, 2015: On this historical date, the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. #lovewins
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