Queer, There, and Everywhere by Sarah Prager (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:43am
Queer There, and Everywhere by Sarah Prager is an eye-opening and inspiring book. Though not a member of the LGBTQ* community myself, I have friends who identify as gay or lesbian. and with my interest in history, I thought this book offered a great look into the untold stories of many famous people throughout history.
For example, both Eleanor Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln identified as gay, but that’s not something most people know. What’s more is that the highly respected baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers (who famously gave Jackie Robinson a chance in the big leagues) tried to pay one of their homosexual players to marry a women!
Even though these facts were interesting from a historical standpoint, they were not my biggest takeaway. What stood out most to me is how people unwaveringly remained themselves even when they were faced with extremely difficult challenges, such as anti-gay laws. I think that it’s important to recognize the struggles of these people, both past and present, and the fact that issues like this are still a huge problem in 2017.
All in all, I highly recommend this book for anyone, either in the LGBTQ* community or not, because I think that this is an interesting and important book regardless of your sexual orientation.
- Reese, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer
Queer There, and Everywhere will be available May 23.
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- Young adult hardcover
by Sarah Prager - $21.99 - Add to Cart
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2017A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book for Teens 2017This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG. Three starred reviews!World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals--and you've never heard of many of them.Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn't make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era. By turns hilarious and inspiring, the beautifully illustrated Queer, There, and Everywhere is for anyone who wants the real story of the queer rights movement.A Junior Library Guild Selection