A Child's Introduction to Pride: The Inspirational History and Culture of the Lgbtqia+ Community (Child's Introduction)

by Sarah Prager (Author) Caitlin O'Dwyer (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

The perfect primer for kids ages 8-12, this book celebrates love, hope, equality, and progress by taking an inspirational and essential look at the rich history and culture of the LGBTQIA+ community in the United States and around the world.

The history of the LGBTQIA+ community has often been overlooked, but it's one that is filled with heroes, struggles, triumph, and joy. A Child's Introduction to Pride is full of remarkable stories of groundbreaking events and inspirational people, featuring profiles of dozens of queer icons from various time periods and walks of life. Young readers will meet members of the community who have made big contributions to politics--like Harvey Milk and Marsha P. Johnson--as well as important people from the worlds of sports, music, literature, dance, science, and more. Kids will also be introduced to key terms like "gender" and "identity" while learning about the importance of coming out and what it means to be a good ally.

In addition to learning about the history of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement, A Child's Introduction to Pride offers a kid-friendly guide to understanding pronouns and intersectionality, as well as explorations of "gayborhoods," and a pull-out poster with a timeline of important events from ancient times to the modern era. Featuring charming illustrations and a lively design that honors the vibrancy and inclusive nature of the wide-ranging LGBTQIA+ community, A Child's Introduction to Pride is a celebration of a movement that readers of all ages will love.

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A strong survey of queer culture and history.

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Sarah Prager
Sarah Prager is the author of Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World and Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People Who Made History. She came out as lesbian when she was fourteen and feels grateful for her extended LGBTQ+ family and loves telling the stories of our shared history. She's written for the New York Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic, and many other publications about LGBTQ+ topics. Sarah lives with her wife and two children in Massachusetts.

Cheryl "Ras" Thuesday is an illustrator originally from London and who grew up in New Jersey. Her illustrations are heavily influenced by her Caribbean and Asian heritage and she's created artwork for various worldwide publications and companies. Cheryl lives in the Tri State area.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780762481910
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Publication date
May 20, 2023
Series
Child's Introduction
BISAC categories
JUV000000 - Juvenile Fiction | General
Library of Congress categories
History
United States
Civil rights
Sexual minorities
Gay rights
Sexual minority community

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