Rave Reviews for STONEWALL: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum

In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. Ann Bausum’s riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring—and an important addition to all print and audio shelves. STONEWALL: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights goes on sale May 5th—but rave reviews are already pouring in for this pivotal and timely* YA book.

“Bausum offers a powerful and moving account of the pivotal Stonewall riots of 1969 and the struggle for gay rights in the U.S….”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“It sheds welcome light on a subject that deserves greater coverage in YA literature.”—Booklist

Enlightening, inspiring, and moving.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Powerful, well-researched work…an essential purchase.”—School Library Journal, starred review

*April 28, 2015: Today, the Unites States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could determine whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.

Two-time Odyssey Honor-winning narrator Tim Federle reads STONEWALL:

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In addition to recommended titles, website will feature exclusive interviews with both Ann Bausum and Tim Federle, a behind-the-audiobook video, and more.