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Author: Arabelle Sicardi Illustrations: Sarah Tanat-Jones

Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes from Past and Present!

"The best advice I have ever been given is to be the person I needed when I was younger."

This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBT people through history and from around the world. It features full-colour portraits of a diverse selection of 52 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their incredible successes, from Freddie Mercury's contribution to music to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, this title will show children that anything is possible. 

 

Alphabet Team Review

This book is gorgeous. It’s vibrant, colourful, and the artwork is absolutely stunning.

It is single page bite-sized stories of some of the queer humans who have had an impact on history, featuring people from a range of different eras and from all over the world!

It celebrates the wins and grieves the losses of these queer heroes with respect and love, and is written in a way that makes these stories accessible for children. It is a great starting point if you want to read about inspirational LGBT people and gain a brief insight into their lives.

While it has fantastic diversity of countries and inclusion of people of colour, I am hopeful in the next editions they include the stories of more people in our community such as Intersex, Nonbinary, TransMasc, Asexual, and Two Spirit people.

The introduction says to consider this as your introduction to your extended family all over the world, and as a queer person that makes me feel so warm and fuzzy.

- Chelsea

 

Product Info

Publisher: ‎ Quarto Publishing
Date: September 17, 2019
Language: ‎ English
Hardcover: ‎ 64 pages
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1786034861
Reading age : ‎ 10+

 

Full Description

This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ+ people through history and from around the world—featuring dynamic full-color portraits of a diverse selection of 53 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their incredible successes.

From Freddie Mercury’s contribution to music and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to James Baldwin’s best-selling essays and more, discover tales of courage, triumph, and determination. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, this extraordinary book shows children that anything is possible.

Discover the inspiring stories of these LGBT artists, writers, innovators, athletes, and activists who have made great contributions to culture, from ancient times to present day. This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn more about a collection of inspiring figures in LGBTQ+ history:

Freddie Mercury, Sappho, Audre Lorde, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Frida Kahlo, Emma Gonzalez, James Baldwin, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Wang, Subhi Nahas, Tove Jansson, Alan Turing, Michelangelo, Martina Navratilova, Sia, Tim Cook, Pedro Almodovar, Virginia Woolf, Tchaikovsky, Vikram Seth, Yotam Ottolenghi, Johanna Sigurðardóttir, Marsha Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, David Bowie, Kasha Nabagsera, Lili Elbe, Matthew Bourne, Alvin Ailey, Harvey Milk, Willem Arondeus, Nergis Mavalvala, Rufus Wainwright, Marlene Dietrich, Larry Kramer, Didier Lestrade, Nabuko Yoshiya, Bayard Rustin, Claire Harvey, Barbara Jordan, Josephine Baker, k.d. lang, Kristen Stewart, Jazz Jennings, Elio di Rupo, Oscar Wilde, Harish Iyer, Khalid Abdel-Hadi, Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Ellen DeGeneres, and Portia de Rossi.

Content Warnings

Illness (recounted)
Murder (recounted)
Homophobia (recounted)

Packaging

Out & Proud- your purchase will arrive in a box covered in colour - loudly celebrating your purchase from us to you, a member or ally of the rainbow community!

A Quiet Pride- this discreet option is designed to keep you safe while still getting your favourite books in the mail. If you are not out at home or you don’t feel like advertising your rainbow purchase, you will receive a plain brown box with no identifying markers.

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