April 27, 2019
Free, Donations Accepted
Red Circle Sponsor: Susan Beaven
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with the very first picture book to tell of its historic and inspiring role in the gay civil rights movement!
Join us for a readers theater with author Rob Sanders, Studio @620 artistic director, Bob Devin Jones, and an ensemble cast!
Q&A with the author and a BOOK SIGNING will follow the performance.
Open to all ages.
From Rob Sanders, Florida Book Award winner and author of the acclaimed Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, comes this powerful and timeless true story that will allow young readers to discover the rich and dynamic history of the Stonewall Inn and its role in the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement–a movement that continues to this very day.
In the early-morning hours of June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn was raided by police in New York City. Though the inn had been raided before, that night would be different. It would be the night when empowered members of the LGBTQ+ community–in and around the Stonewall Inn–began to protest and demand their equal rights as citizens of the United States. Movingly narrated by the Stonewall Inn itself, and featuring stirring and dynamic illustrations, Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution is an essential and empowering civil rights story that every child deserves to hear.
The event is a part of the 5th Annual SunLit Festival running April 11-28, 2019. For more info on SunLit: www.sunlitfestival.org