When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and del Martin Built a Community

Gayle E. Pitman (Author) Christopher Lyles (Illustrator)
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Description

When You Look Out the Window tells the story of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, one of San Francisco's most well-known and politically active lesbian couples. Describing the view from Phyllis and Del's window, this book shows how one couple's activism transformed their community -- and had ripple effects throughout the world. ​Includes a Reading Guide that provides helpful historical context, and a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators about the importance of teaching LGBTQ history and culture to children. This is a unique way to introduce children to untold stories in history while also being a clever tribute to two notable women.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Magination Press
Publish Date
June 05, 2017
Pages
40
Dimensions
10.3 X 0.4 X 8.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781433827365

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About the Author

Gayle E. Pitman, PhD, is a professor of psychology and women and gender studies at Sacramento City College. Her research, teaching, and writing focus heavily on gender, sexual orientation, intersectionality, and social justice. Her first children's book won the 2015 ALA Stonewall Award. She lives in Rio Linda, California.
Christopher Lyles spends much of his time working in a variety of media. He has contributed to children's publications, greeting cards, editorial illustrations, and gallery installations. Chris lives in the small town of Simsbury, Connecticut with his wife and their dog Riley. He loves to hike, travel, and teach art to children. His illustrations have been recognized by The Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles and American Illustration.

Reviews

"Extensive information about Lyon and Martin's activism, marriage equality, and San Francisco itself (contained in a readers' note) offers a useful overview of LGBTQ history and women's rights." --Publishers Weekly

"A great conversation starter and a rare non-fiction book about LGBTQ equality for the younger age group." --Bay Windows

"A unique and entertaining way to introduce children ages 4 to 8 to untold stories in history while also being a clever tribute to two notable women." --Midwest Book Review

"A refreshing picture book biography of two prominent active lesbians, Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin. Looking out their window, they see how San Francisco has changed over the years since they first stepped in the city. A Reader's Note gives additional information why these places are significant and how Lyon and Martin contributed to LGBTQ- and particularly lesbian- activism. Great backmatter material also showcases why reading about LGBTQ history is important." --Chronicles of a Children's Book Writer

"We need these histories, and I'm glad we have such a creative and capable author bringing them to life." --RaiseThemRighteous