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Stonewall : breaking out in the fight for gay rights / Ann Bausum.

By: Bausum, Ann [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group, 2015Description: 120 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780670016792 (hardback); 0670016799 (hardback).Subject(s): Stonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969 -- Juvenile literature | Gay liberation movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Gay men -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Lesbians -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Homosexuality | JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century | JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Other | Stonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969 | Gay liberation movement | Gay men -- United States -- History | Lesbians -- United States -- History | Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- History | Stonewall Riots (New York, New York : 1969) | New York (State) -- New York | 1969Genre/Form: History. | Juvenile works.DDC classification: 306.76/609730904 Other classification: JNF053080 | JNF025210 | JNF018050 Online resources: Cover image
Contents:
Flash point -- The closet -- Shut it down -- Raid! -- Revolution -- Street wars -- The awakening -- Gay pride -- Gay plague -- The rainbow.
Summary: "That's the Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn. Pay attention. History walks through that door. In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, was one of them. Police raids on gay bars happened regularly in this era. But one hot June night, when cops pounded on the door of the Stonewall, almost nothing went as planned. Tensions were high. The crowd refused to go away. Anger and frustration boiled over. The raid became a riot. The riot became a catalyst. The catalyst triggered an explosive demand for gay rights. Ann Bausum's riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "A dramatic retelling of the Stonewall riots of 1969, introducing teen readers to the decades-long struggle for gay rights"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-115) and index.

"That's the Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn. Pay attention. History walks through that door. In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, was one of them. Police raids on gay bars happened regularly in this era. But one hot June night, when cops pounded on the door of the Stonewall, almost nothing went as planned. Tensions were high. The crowd refused to go away. Anger and frustration boiled over. The raid became a riot. The riot became a catalyst. The catalyst triggered an explosive demand for gay rights. Ann Bausum's riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring"-- Provided by publisher.

"A dramatic retelling of the Stonewall riots of 1969, introducing teen readers to the decades-long struggle for gay rights"-- Provided by publisher.

Flash point -- The closet -- Shut it down -- Raid! -- Revolution -- Street wars -- The awakening -- Gay pride -- Gay plague -- The rainbow.

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