Rainbow Revolutionaries: Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History

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About the Author

Sarah Prager is the author of four books on LGBTQ+ history for youth: Queer, There, and Everywhere: 27 People Who Changed the World, Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People Who Made History, Kind Like Marsha: Learning from LGBTQ+ Leaders, and A Child's Introduction to Pride: The Inspirational History and Culture of the LGBTQIA+ Community. Sarah has presented on LGBTQ+ history to over 200 audiences across eight countries, including two U.S. embassies. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, National Geographic, NBC News, and other national outlets. Learn more at www.sarahprager.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Sarah Papworth lives and works (from home) in a North Cotswold village in the UK. She studied at Winchester School of Art specialising in printed textile design, graduating in 2002 with first class honors. She freelances on editorial, book, and surface pattern projects. She loves to use mixed media, hand-drawn textures, and line. She also launches a couple of small original painting collections per year.


Prager presents each figure with enthusiasm and provides lots of interesting details that allow readers a glimpse into that person's world. -- Kirkus Reviews

A browsable guide for middle school readers looking to get an overview of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout history. -- School Library Journal

"[A] lively look for middle grade readers at queer figures, present and past, who made an impact on the world...each accompanied by a dynamic portrait illustration by artist Sarah Papworth." -- Boston Globe

Filled with exciting, inspiring and heartbreaking stories, this is a wonderful reminder of LGBTQ+ peoples' contributions to history. -- Book Riot

[W]ill have the effect of inspiring young readers. For middle-grade readers, it will likely be a compelling volume. -- Mombian

Conquerors and conductors, artists and athletes, dancers and doctors, techies and showbiz types -- together they emerge from the shadows of history into present light. -- San Francisco Chronicle

This engaging audiobook will leave listeners impressed by the courage, determination, and accomplishments of these extraordinary heroes who broke barriers and changed the world for future generations. -- AudioFile Magazine

This book is phenomenal! -- thetinyactivist.com

"Engaging and digestible bios. Celebrate[s] the stories of people who have made their mark on history while loving who they loved." -- USA Today