History Comics: The Stonewall Riots: Making a Stand for LGBTQ Rights

Regular price $ 12.99

by Archie Bongiovanni and A. Andrews

First Second

5/24/2022, paperback

SKU: 9781250618351


Turn back the clock with History Comics! In this graphic novel, experience the Stonewall Riots firsthand and meet iconic activists like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.

Three teenagers--Natalia, Jax, and Rashad--are magically transported from their modern lives to the legendary Stonewall Inn in the summer of 1969. Escorted by Natalia's eccentric abuela (and her pet cockatiel, Rocky), the friends experience the police raid firsthand and are thrown into the infamous riots that made the struggle for LGBTQ rights front-page news.

Target age: 9 to 13


"Engaging account that invites young people to continue to advocate for equality now."--Kirkus

"Accessible and intersectional, this compact foray into queer history is an -essential purchase for all graphic -nonfiction collections."-- School Library Journal, starred review

About the Contributors:

Archie Bongiovanni is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Minneapolis. Archie has been featured in The New Yorker, The Nib, Vice and Autostraddle. They're the co-creator of A Quick And Easy Guide To They/Them Pronouns, published by Limerence Press, and their graphic novels include Grease Bats, Mimosa, and History Comics: The Stonewall Rights, their collaboration with A. Andrews.

A. Andrews is a disabled queer writer and illustrator based in Minneapolis, MN. Their debut graphic novel, A Quick and Easy Guide to Sex & Disability (Oni/Limerence Press) has been included in 2020 lists for the NYPL best books for teens, and YALSA's best books for teens. They are also the creator of Autostraddle's Oh, Hey!, a bi-monthly autobiographical comic about being queer, sick, and sometimes embarrassing.