* 2019 EUREKA! Honor Award
This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ+ people through history and from around the world—featuring dynamic full-color portraits of a diverse selection of 53 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their incredible successes.
From Freddie Mercury’s contribution to music and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to James Baldwin’s best-selling essays and more, discover tales of courage, triumph, and determination. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, this extraordinary book shows children that anything is possible.
Discover the inspiring stories of these LGBT artists, writers, innovators, athletes, and activists who have made great contributions to culture, from ancient times to present day. This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn more about a collection of inspiring figures in LGBTQ+ history:
Freddie Mercury, Sappho, Audre Lorde, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Frida Kahlo, Emma Gonzalez, James Baldwin, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Wang, Subhi Nahas, Tove Jansson, Alan Turing, Michelangelo, Martina Navratilova, Sia, Tim Cook, Pedro Almodovar, Virginia Woolf, Tchaikovsky, Vikram Seth, Yotam Ottolenghi, Johanna Sigurðardóttir, Marsha Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, David Bowie, Kasha Nabagsera, Lili Elbe, Matthew Bourne, Alvin Ailey, Harvey Milk, Willem Arondeus, Nergis Mavalvala, Rufus Wainwright, Marlene Dietrich, Larry Kramer, Didier Lestrade, Nabuko Yoshiya, Bayard Rustin, Claire Harvey, Barbara Jordan, Josephine Baker, k.d. lang, Kristen Stewart, Jazz Jennings, Elio di Rupo, Oscar Wilde, Harish Iyer, Khalid Abdel-Hadi, Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Ellen DeGeneres, and Portia de Rossi.
About the Author
Arabelle Sicardi is an American feminist fashion and beauty writer. As a teenager, they launched a blog called Fashion Pirate, becoming Tumblr's go-to 'fashion philosopher and beauty oracle'. Sicardi has also been a staff writer at Rookie, beauty editor at BuzzFeed, and a freelance writer for Refinery29, The Daily Beast, and Jezebel. Now, they write about beauty, fashion, feminism, and identity for many different places.
Sarah Tanat-Jones is an illustrator who grew up in Brighton, studied at Edinburgh College of Art, moved to Glasgow for a bit, and now lives in London. She likes to pair energy with elegance in her illustrations by using bold color and a flowing, hand-drawn line. She works across editorial, publishing, and advertising and her clients include The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and Time Out.
Arabelle Sicardi is a queer Asian American writer whose work focuses on beauty, fashion, politics, and identity. They've written for teenVOGUE, them., ROOKIE, ALLURE, i-D, NYLON, and other publications. They were previously the Beauty Editor at BuzzFeed. Now they work full-time as a freelancer so they can spend time working on books, like this one.
Sarah Tanat-Jones is an illustrator who grew up in Brighton, studied at Edinburgh College of Art, moved to Glasgow for a bit, and now lives in London. She likes to pair energy with elegance in her illustrations by using bold colour and a flowing, hand-drawn line. She works across editorial, publishing and advertising and her clients include The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Time Out.
“Readers who usually don’t engage with nonfiction may find the picture book format approachable and find themselves drawn in by the vibrant art and breezy text.”—School Library Journal