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This is wonderfully written and illustrated with succinct but detailed biographies. Some of these people I had heard of before and weren't aware they were LGBTQ+, thanks to the straight and white lense of teaching history that is common in the US. Highly recommend this and the authors YA book.
I suppose if you're reading this, you already realize how important representation is in our world. I bought this book because I am a teacher and my students need to learn about the accomplishments of people throughout our history who may have been left out of many textbooks. This book does that and more. It not only talks about popular names, but it also discusses people I haven't heard of before. Once we get back into the classroom, I know that my middle school students will eat this book up. The illustrations are beautiful and the writing is superb. It holds your attention as you read. What I love about this book is that it focuses on the accomplishments of the people it mentions rather than on their love lives or their identities. It gives that side of the story briefly, but these people are so much more than their gender identities and they deserve the recognition that this book gives them.
LOVE this book! We have a young daughter that was asking a lot of questions like “what does gay mean?”, “can a boy be a girl?”, and “can boys kiss boys”. She has read through each person in this book. She looked forward to reading about a new person each night. We also learned a lot of new things along with her. The book is an easy read. Short stories about each person, the struggles they faced and how they overcame. Bringing beauty and light to a subject that has been cast in the dark for way too long.
I love this book! The stories are entertaining and historically significant. Some of the are about people who are already famous, while others are people who never got the recognition they deserved for their contributions to the world. I liked that the book was inclusive of more than people who made a difference through politics and activism - there are scientists, athletes, artists, an astronaut, and more. Its perfect for reading with my 10 year old son.
Received my book today and I’m super excited to learn a little bit about these amazing individuals, and hopefully share their stories with my students. :-) A little disappointed that my book was damaged in packing, though. :-(