Rainbow Revolutionaries: Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History
*A Junior Library Guild Selection*
This groundbreaking, pop-culture-infused LGBTQ+ illustrated biography collection takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the lives of fifty influential queer figures who have made a mark on every century of human existence.
Rainbow Revolutionaries brings to life the vibrant histories of fifty pioneering LGBTQ+ people from around the world. Through Sarah Prager's (Queer, There, and Everywhere) short, engaging bios, and Sarah Papworth's bold, dynamic art, readers can delve into the lives of Wen of Han, a Chinese emperor who loved his boyfriend as much as his people, Martine Rothblatt, a trans woman who's helping engineer the robots of tomorrow, and so many more!
This book is a celebration of the many ways these heroes have made a difference and will inspire young readers to make a difference, too. Featuring an introduction, map, timeline, and glossary, this must-have biography collection is the perfect read during Pride month and all year round.
Adam Rippon, Alan L. Hart, Alan Turing, Albert Cashier, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Alexander the Great, Al-Hakam II, Alvin Ailey, Bayard Rustin, Benjamin Banneker, Billie Jean King, Chevalière d'Éon, Christina of Sweden, Christine Jorgensen, Cleve Jones, Ellen DeGeneres, Francisco Manicongo, Frida Kahlo, Frieda Belinfante, Georgina Beyer, Gilbert Baker, Glenn Burke, Greta Garbo, Harvey Milk, James Baldwin, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, José Sarria, Josephine Baker, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Julie d'Aubigny, Lili Elbe, Ma Rainey, Magnus Hirschfeld, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Marsha P. Johnson, Martine Rothblatt, Maryam Khatoon Molkara, Natalie Clifford Barney, Navtej Johar, Nzinga, Pauli Murray, Renée Richards, Rudolf Nureyev, Sally Ride, Simon Nkoli, Stormé DeLarverie, Sylvia Rivera, Tshepo Ricki Kgositau, Wen of Han, We'wha
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About the Author
Sarah Prager is an activist, public speaker, and writer. She is the creator of Quist, a free mobile app that brings queer history to the world. In addition to her first book, Queer, There, and Everywhere, Prager's writing has been published by outlets including the Atlantic, the Huffington Post, and the Advocate. She lives with her wife and their two children in Massachusetts. Visit her at www.sarahprager.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
Sarah Papworth is an illustrator and textile designer who enjoys drawing and painting, growing vegetables in her garden, practicing yoga, and upcycling her home. She is the illustrator for I Know a Woman: The Inspiring Women Who Have Shaped Our World by Kate Hodges and the sequel, I Know an Artist by Susie Hodge, among others. Sarah has also enjoyed creating work for companies such as the Washington Post, L'Oreal Paris, American Greetings, Royal Botanical Kew Gardens, Quarto, and Scholastic. Sarah lives in a village with her partner in the North Cotswolds, UK. She hopes to one day move to the sea and spend her days painting and drawing from a room with a view, sipping cups of chamomile tea. You can learn more about her at www.sarahpapworth.co.uk, and she spends most of her time on Instagram under @sarahpapworthdesign.