Queer and Fearless: Poems Celebrating the Lives of LGBTQ+ Heroes (Hardcover)

Queer and Fearless: Poems Celebrating the Lives of LGBTQ+ Heroes By Rob Sanders, Harry Woodgate (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Harry Woodgate (Illustrator)
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Learn about the lives of some of the most important LGBTQ+ heroes in this unique picture book that combines poetry and biographical information to honor those at the forefront of LGBTQ+ history.

Young readers will learn about the lives and legacies of seventeen heroes of the queer community from both past and present. Marsha P. Johnson, Harvey Milk, Cleve Jones, Pauline Park, Richard Blanco, and Pete Buttigieg are just a few of the iconic figures represented in this wonderfully designed and colorful picture book with illustrations by Harry Woodgate. A perfect introduction to the people who have stood up for what they believed in, lived lives according to their own ideals, and their partners, friends, and allies, the poetry in this book provides great read-aloud potential sure to entertain and inform readers of all ages.

Beloved children's book author Rob Sanders makes the lives of the most prominent LGBTQ+ heroes jump off of the page through his beautiful poems and detailed biographies. This title includes a glossary as well as a description of each poetry style, making it an ideal choice for home and classroom.

About the Author

Rob Sanders is a celebrated children's book author and is known as one of the pioneers in the area of LGBTQIA+ literary nonfiction picture books. He is the author of PRIDE: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, Stitch by Stitch: Cleve Jones and the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and many more groundbreaking and important books for young readers.

Harry Woodgate (pronouns: they/them) is an award-winning author and illustrator who has worked with clients including National Book Tokens, Google, The Sunday Times Magazine, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Walker Books, Andersen Press, Bloomsbury, The Washington Post, and Penguin Random House.

Their books include Grandad's Camper, Timid, Little Glow, Shine Like the Stars, My First Baking Book, and The Very Merry Murder Club.

Praise For…

"Woodgate’s bold and realistic full-color illustrations skillfully convey people, places, and times while reflecting the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the LGBTQ+ community...An acutely distilled and vibrant compilation of LGBTQ+ heroes." —Kirkus Reviews

"...intersectionality develops into a strong secondary theme as racial as well as identity prejudice gets frequent mention in the poems and in the biographical notes that accompany each...the tone overall is positive and, appropropriately enough, proud." —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593523698
ISBN-10: 0593523695
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English