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Stonewall : a building, an uprising, a revolution / written by Rob Sanders ; illustrated by Jamey Christoph.

Sanders, Rob, 1958- (author.). Christoph, Jamey, 1980- (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J 323.3264 SAN (Text) 33500013068242 New Available -
Crookston Public Library J 323.3264 SAN (Text) 33500013068234 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524719524
  • ISBN: 1524719528
  • ISBN: 9781524719531
  • ISBN: 1524719536
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Describes the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969, which sparked the gay liberation movement in the United States, and details the history of LGBTQ rights since the riots.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
    *Starred Review* What's this? A picture book about the Stonewall Riots and the beginning of the LGBTQ rights movement? Yes, indeed, and an excellent one at that. The story begins in the 1840s, with two stable houses that would be put together to become, in time, the Stonewall Inn, the gay bar where, more than a century later, history would be made. The book's clever conceit is that it is told by the building itself, providing its witness to history and the changing nature of the increasingly Bohemian Greenwich Village, which establishes the geographic context for the unfolding story leading up to the evening of June 28, 1969. Sanders does a superb job of creating an age-appropriate, truth-telling, and generally comprehensive text, which successfully brings history up to the present day. As for the illustrations, Christoph's many double-page spreads are exceedingly handsome, enriching and expanding the text. If there is one criticism to be made, it is that the people featured are all too young and good-looking, which certainly idealizes history. Otherwise, the pictures are faultless. Welcome back matter includes the above-mentioned history, which notes the contributions of transgender women of color, as well as black-and-white photographs and a brief interview with LGBTQ activist and Stonewall participant Martin Boyce. This celebration of Stonewall is a welcome addition to the slender shelf of LGBTQ books for younger readers. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ROB SANDERS is a writer who teaches and a teacher who writes. He is the author of Crystal Kite Award Winner Outer Space Bedtime Race, Cowboy Christmas, Ruby Rose: Off to School She Goes!, Ruby Rose: Big Bravos!, Rodzilla, and Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag. Rob lives in Florida, where he teaches elementary school. Visit him at

JAMEY CHRISTOPH has created illustrations that have appeared in the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, and has received distinguished recognition from the Society of Illustrators for his work on Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America. Jamey lives in Ohio with his partner and two dogs.

Subject: Stonewall Riots (New York, New York : 1969)
Stonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969 > Juvenile literature.
Gay rights > United States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Gays > United States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Gay rights.
New York (State) > New York.
United States.
New York (State) > New York.
United States.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General.
Stonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969.
Gay rights > History > 20th century.
Gays > History > 20th century.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.
Informational works.
Picture books.

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