In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, a turning point began in the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement when the Stonewall Inn was raided by police in New York City's Greenwich Village. Though Stonewall had been raided before, that night would be different. It would be the night with the empowered LGBTQ+ community in and around the Stonewall Inn began to protest and demand their equal rights as citizens of the United States. Narrated by the Stonewall Inn itself, this powerful and timeless story introduces young readers to the beginning of one of America's largest civil rights movements--a movement that continues to this day.
“This celebration of Stonewall is a welcome addition to the slender shelf of LGBTQ books for younger readers.”
“Rob Sanders . . . chooses an ingenious perspective to tell the Stonewall story: the double buildings, acting together as plural narrator, allows for the inviting, inclusive use of “our” and “we,” while their enduring existence becomes an emphatic statement about permanence. Artist Jamey Christoph . . . mirrors Sanders’s description of the Village as “a place . . . where being different was welcomed and accepted” by presenting diversity across every page, his smallest details (like a trampled copy of New York City Gay Scene Guide) enhance accuracy.”