A Queer History of the United States for Young People

A Queer History of the United States for Young People

Queer history didn?t start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years. It is crucial for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth to know their history. But this history is not easy to find since it?s rarely taught in schools or commemorated in Queer history didn?t start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our nat...

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Title:A Queer History of the United States for Young People
Author:Michael Bronski
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:080705612X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

A Queer History of the United States for Young People Reviews

  • Beth
    Oct 13, 2019
    This history is organized by individuals -- almost all the chapter follow the life of one person, then relating their history to their current world's understanding, definition, and treatment of queer people. The decision to use the word queer is also addressed, both its history and it...
  • Liaken
    Sep 22, 2019
    This book should have been examined more completely by a wide range of queer people before being published. Ironically, the tone of the language is very careful (and dry), and yet it makes some pretty serious missteps. Too bad. ...
  • C.
    Feb 16, 2019
    My inclination when I started the book was four stars and although I've debated somewhat, I'm choosing to stick with that - primarily because there were people and events discussed in this book that I didn't know about and I appreciated that thoroughness. I appreciated as well that the...
  • Alicia
    Jan 03, 2020
    I don't know if I'd put this on any "best of" lists, but it's an integral addition to any collection. It's not particularly well written because it's really just a series of short story biographical sketches of people who do not fit neatly into boxes or that contemporary society questi...
  • Lauren Kell
    Sep 03, 2019
    This book literally put me in a reading slump and at this point I can't finish it. Just the thought of going back to it exhausts me. Nothing in the first 50 pages really stuck out to me as good and so much of it was a problem. Obviously, the biggest and most unsurmountable problem for ...
  • Jaime
    Oct 08, 2019
    This is worth a read - it is profiles of queer leaders and activists throughout the history of the United States. This is is branded for young people, but any age could benefit from it. A few people I would particularly highlight: Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, Pauli Murray, Bayard Rusti...
  • TammyJo Eckhart
    Oct 30, 2019
    I was a bit concerned when I got this book to review because I've seen so many article and books about LGBTQ+ folks in history that were utterly unhistorical with assumptions made about relationships and evidence looked at in an ahistorical fashion. Author Michael Bronshi not only give...
  • Devann
    Jun 11, 2019
    I received an ARC copy of this book from Edelweiss actual rating: 3.5 I do have some issues with some of the language used in this book, but overall it is filled with a lot of good information. I did like how it talks about how the language we use to describe different orientatio...
  • Lauren
    Jun 17, 2019
    Yikes, this book is a big nope. https://twitter.com/coolcurrybooks/st... ...
  • Kathleen
    Apr 29, 2019
    Updated to add that these issues are still in the finished copy. Keeping in mind that I read this as a physical arc and not as a finished edition, I had many issues with this title. It's fairly good for what it is, but there are some really big red flags on this text. I don't know i...
  • emma
    Jul 22, 2019
    I'm quite disappointed with this one. It might be something I return to later, but I feel as though there's a lot of reaching going on here, in addition to some misrepresentation through diction. First, the early history is mostly spent on people's friendships. While I do believe som...
  • Kazia
    Aug 20, 2019
    This book is such a ball of YIKES I'm DNFing it 50 pages in, with a quick skip to the backmatter as well. I know some other reviews have mentioned some of these concerns from the ARC but just to reiterate/add to them from the finished copy: the author incorrectly and inconsistently def...
  • Karen
    Dec 01, 2019
    Very interesting! ...
  • Tabrizia
    Jul 28, 2019
    Although it was a long, it did discuss historical events in queer history that I did not know and never would have thought of. It does open your eyes how far LGBTQ history has come and the work that still has to be done. ...
  • Allison
    Oct 03, 2019
    The actual political history was woven in through a series of mini biographies of individuals important to the LGBTQIA+ community. While those were interesting, I'd have liked more about how the various political movements affected the country as a whole. It should be noted that lesbia...
  • Rhode
    Jun 16, 2019
    Haven?t read it, but saw a screenshot of the page saying asexuality is a temporary phase. So, it?s an untrustworthy book. Which is too bad because a great book on this topic is needed. Haven?t read it, but saw a screenshot of the page saying asexuality is a temporary phase. ?...
  • Beth
    Aug 16, 2019
    This is an incredibly important book for everyone, not just those that identify themselves as LGBTQ+ I wish my memory was good enough to remember all the amazing stories of the brave people profiled in this book, it's not. But what I really took away is how suppressed the history of LG...
  • Cassidy Raab
    Jun 16, 2019
    I didn?t read this book but apparently it has acephobia in it so the author can EAT SHIT ...
  • Maddie
    Aug 07, 2019
    This book does in depth on the history of queer people starting with the indigenous people and specific tribal beliefs on the matter. This book covers many stories of queer people throughout the history of the united states and the author does their best to use terminology fitting to t...
  • Chrissy
    Nov 27, 2019
    This was an enjoyable book! I didn't know almost any of the people mentioned but I learned so much. This is a good book for LGBTQ youth and I'm interested to see how the adult version differs. ...
  • Casey Peel
    Aug 01, 2019
    I read this book to see if it would be a good one for my 13-year-old niece. I think she's a bit too young for this right now but I can see it being good for her next year (with her parents' consent). I want to preface the review by saying that the definition of asexual in the glossa...
  • Sonja
    Sep 22, 2019
    Lots of great historical information. I think it would be a great read for anyone, especially if you have any interest in the subject. ...
  • Emily
    Nov 24, 2019
    LMAO I think Goodreads removed my review for this book?? Well fuck that. This book deserves a one-star rating because it fails in its basic premise: to present QUEER HISTORY. You can't erase asexuality/aromanticism and present an accurate/complete view of queer history. You can't de...
  • ThatOneCornerReader
    Dec 17, 2019
    *Deep inhale* Petition to rename this A Problematic Book that We're Still Going to Give to Young People Anyway. Because that?s what this is. Problematic. Don?t take me the wrong way. The subject matter is great, it?s the execution that?s gone a bit wrong. This book does not ...
  • Zoe
    Jul 26, 2019
    I was going to read this, but slowly going down the reviews as this is a 2.94 book I was cautious. Which lead me to a link of the author being acephobic. YIKES NO. GET OUT. LEAVE MY LIFE. BYEEEE! P.S. Here's the twitter Thread ...
  • Aliena Jackson
    Oct 07, 2019
    The title of this book is ?A Queer History of the United States?, but there were not that many queer people in this book. It was mostly ?Here are some straight people that cross dressed once and here are some people who definitely weren?t gay but they might have been! Also, rom...
  • Sarah Tuff
    Nov 18, 2019
    Excellent introduction to some of the influential LGBTQ people throughout history ...
  • Tristan Frodelius
    Jun 16, 2019
    The exclusion of asexuality as a full, substantive identity and historically present part of the queer community belies a lack of research and/or general knowledge of queer history. It is placed in scare quotes and the author claims that asexuality is "recent" (it is not). The author p...
  • Louis
    Jun 17, 2019
    Asexuality is not a "temporary feeling", you ignorant charlatan. ...
  • Megan
    Dec 09, 2019
    It was a little young for me in terms of explanations about history but I learned about a lot of people and it helped me feel more tied to my history. ...