Be Amazing
Title Be Amazing PDF eBook
Author Desmond Napoles
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Pages 40
Release 2020-07-21
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 0374388377

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In Be Amazing, drag kid Desmond is Amazing walks you through the history of the LGBTQ community, all while encouraging you to embrace your own uniqueness and ignore the haters. Desmond is amazing—and you are, too. Throughout history, courageous people like Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and RuPaul have paved the way for a safer, more inclusive society for LGBTQ individuals, and it’s thanks to them that people just like Desmond can be free to be who they really are. Featuring illustrations by Dylan Glynn

Have Pride
Title Have Pride PDF eBook
Author Stella Caldwell
Pages 0
Release 2021-05-13
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 9781783127016

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Winner of the 2021 School Library Association Information Book Award. Whoever you are, HAVE PRIDE. This inspirational history of the international LGBTQ+ movement will teach readers to accept and have pride in themselves and others, whatever their sexuality. It details the struggles and successes of LGBTQ+ movements around the world, looking at decriminalisation, the Stonewall riots and their legacy, global Pride movements, the HIV/AIDS crisis and equal marriage. It also includes profiles of significant LGBTQ+ figures from history and messages from young, modern-day members of the LGBTQ+ community, explaining why they have pride in themselves - and why you should, too. Praise for Have Pride: 'Never has a book lived up to its title, or been as deserving of so many accolades, as Have Pride ... Everything about this book is outstanding and cleverly designed to not only inspire but also to engage and empower young people ... This positive, celebratory, inspirational book highlights how far we've come and offers hope for the future. Have Pride is, without a doubt, the most important book you will ever buy for your school library' Eileen Armstrong, 'Have Pride offers an inspirational history of the LGBTQ+ movement in glorious rainbow technicolour' - Big Issue North 'A bold, bright and unapologetic history of the LGBTQ+ movement' - Unite UK1 'A must read for anyone who questions why we have pride' - LGBT+ History Month 'Authoritative, comprehensive and fascinating progress through the ups and downs of LGBTQ+ history ... This is very much a book that will be read with pleasure and I hope with pride!' - LoveReading4Kids

The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ+ Children’s Picture Books
Title The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ+ Children’s Picture Books PDF eBook
Author Jennifer Miller
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi
Pages 194
Release 2022-05-23
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1496840011

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In The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ+ Children’s Picture Books, Jennifer Miller identifies an archive of over 150 English-language children’s picture books that explicitly represent LGBTQ+ identities, expressions, and issues. This archive is then analyzed to explore the evolution of LGBTQ+ characters and content from the 1970s to the present. Miller describes dominant tropes that emerge in the field to analyze historical shifts in representational practices, which she suggests parallel larger sociocultural shifts in the visibility of LGBTQ+ identities. Additionally, Miller considers material constraints and possibilities affecting the production, distribution, and consumption of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books from the 1970s to the present. This foundational work defines the field of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books thoroughly, yet accessibly. In addition to laying the groundwork for further research, The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ+ Children’s Picture Books presents a reading lens, critical optimism, used to analyze the transformative potential of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books. Many texts remain attached to heteronormative family forms and raced and classed models of success. However, by considering what these books put into the world, as well as problematic aspects of the world reproduced within them, Miller argues that LGBTQ+ children’s picture books are an essential world-making project and seek to usher in a transformed world as well as a significant historical archive that reflects material and representational shifts in dominant and subcultural understandings of gender and sexuality.

The Age of Insurrection
Title The Age of Insurrection PDF eBook
Author David Neiwert
Publisher Melville House
Pages 545
Release 2023-06-27
Genre Political Science
ISBN 1685890377

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"An important book, offering the clearest explanation of how dark forces conspired to overthrow our democratically elected government and install a fascist regime in its place. And it’s a warning that what comes next might be even worse... His prose is passionate, thoughtful, at times blisteringly funny and always deeply morally engaged with the importance of the work." -- The Seattle Times The strange and terrible tale of the far right’s long war on American democracy . . . From a smattering of ominous right-wing compounds in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s, to the shocking January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, America has seen the culmination of a long-building war on democracy being waged by a fundamentally violent and antidemocratic far-right movement that unironically calls itself the "Patriot" movement. So how did we get here? Award-winning journalist David Neiwert — who been following the rise of these extremist groups since the late 1970s, when he was a young reporter in Idaho — explores how the movement was built over decades, how it was set aflame by Donald Trump and his cohorts, and how it will continue to attack American democracy for the foreseeable future. Neiwert especially studies how the Pacific Northwest has long been a breeding ground of extremist violence, from the time when neo-nazis migrated to the area from southern California in the 1970s, through the great battles in Portland and Seattle and neighboring towns over the last decade. Laying out how these groups organize their terroristic violence and attacks on democratic institutions at every level—including local, state, and federal targets—Neiwert details what their strategies and plans look like for the foreseeable future.

Title Pride PDF eBook
Author Robin Stevenson
Publisher Orca Book Publishers
Pages 187
Release 2016-04-19
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 1459809955

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For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits. How did Pride come to be? And what does Pride mean to the people who celebrate it?

Book of Pride
Title Book of Pride PDF eBook
Pages 288
Release 2019
ISBN 9781663628480

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The Amazing History of England - Children's Book with Original Illustrations
Title The Amazing History of England - Children's Book with Original Illustrations PDF eBook
Author Charles Dickens
Publisher e-artnow
Pages 741
Release 2017-02-27
Genre Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN 802687319X

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Amazing History of England - Children's Book with Original Illustrations" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Child's History of England is a history book written for children. Dickens dedicated the book to "My own dear children, whom I hope it may help, bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject". The history covers the period between 50 BC and 1689, ending with a chapter summarizing events from then until the accession of Queen Victoria. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.