Catalog

Many libraries have temporarily modified their hours and services at this time. Please contact your local library or check their website for details.

Record Details

Catalog Search



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

Bausum, Ann, (author.).

Available copies

  • 8 of 11 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Silas Bronson Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury YA 307.76 BAU (Text to phone) 34005107058645 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-115) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Flash point -- The closet -- Shut it down -- Raid! -- Revolution -- Street wars -- The awakening -- Gay pride -- Gay plague -- The rainbow.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Language Note:
Text in English.
Subject: 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.
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.

Additional Resources