Nonfiction Book Club - The Stonewall Reader

Join Bookseller Wes to discuss The Stonewall Reader, edited by the New York Public Library, in celebration of Pride Month and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Get 20% off the selected title each month.

June 28, 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement, and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Drawing from the New York Public Library's archives, The Stonewall Reader is a collection of first accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots. Most importantly the anthology spotlights both iconic activists who were pivotal in the movement, such as Sylvia Rivera, co-founder of Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), as well as forgotten figures like Ernestine Eckstein, one of the few out, African American, lesbian activists in the 1960s. The anthology focuses on the events of 1969, the five years before, and the five years after. Jason Baumann, the NYPL coordinator of humanities and LGBTQ collections, has edited and introduced the volume to coincide with the NYPL exhibition he has curated on the Stonewall uprising and gay liberation movement of 1969.

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By New York Public Library (Editor), Edmund White (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133513
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Penguin Classics - April 30th, 2019