Flor Fights Back: A Stonewall Riots Survival Story (Girls Survive)

by Joy Michael Ellison (Author) Francesca Ficorilli (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Girls Survive

After Flor's mother dies in early 1969, she is left with her grandmother who refuses to accept Flor's identity as a trans girl. Flor decides that in order to be true to herself, she must leave home.

She makes friends with Tami, a trans teenager, and the two girls meet adults who help them make their way in the queer and trans community of New York City. Invited to meet up with some new friends, the girls sneak into the Stonewall Inn on a night that leads to a police raid and violence.

Will Flor escape the riot and continue her fight to live as she is? Readers can learn the real story of the Stonewall Riots from the nonfiction back matter in this Girls Survive story. A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.

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Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781669013945
Lexile Measure
690L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Stone Arch Books
Publication date
January 20, 2023
Series
Girls Survive
BISAC categories
JUV016150 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 20th Century
JUV060000 - Juvenile Fiction | LGBT
JUV039290 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Activism & Social Justice
Library of Congress categories
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