Saturday, Oct 03, 2020 3:00p -
Porter Square Books
25 White St
Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People Who Made History (HarperCollins) is a ground-breaking illustrated book for readers ages 8-12. Author Sarah Prager will make her first Boston area appearance after the May 26 publication at Porter Square Books to discuss, read from, and sign copies of this gorgeous book. This will be her second time at the store after she launched her award-winning LGBTQ+ history book for teens (Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World) at Porter Square Books in 2017. This event is friendly to middle schoolers, teens, and adults. Come celebrate LGBTQ+ history on the eve of Pride Month!
Take a journey through the lives of fifty revolutionary queer figures who made history in this groundbreaking illustrated biography collection from the author of Queer, There, and Everywhere. Did you ever wonder who invented the computer? Or who advised Martin Luther King Jr. on his nonviolent activism? Author Sarah Prager and illustrator Sarah Papworth bring to life the vibrant histories of fifty pioneering LGBTQ+ people our history books forgot to mention. Delve into the lives of Wen of Han, a Chinese emperor who loved his boyfriend as much as his people; Martine Rothblatt, a trans woman who’s helping engineer the robots of tomorrow, and so many more! From athletes (Billie Jean King) to doctors (Magnus Hirschfeld) and activists (Marsha P. Johnson) to painters (Frida Kahlo), LGBTQ+ people have made their mark on every century of human existence. This book is a celebration of the many ways these hidden heroes have made a difference and will inspire young readers to make a difference, too.
Schedule · Saturday, October 3, 2020
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM: Talk & Reading
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM: Q&A
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM: Signing