Twas the Night Before Pride
An excited young boy gets ready for a Pride celebration in his city. He prepares his signs for the parade and asks his moms to explain the origin story of Pride to his baby brother. They describe how things were different in 1969; queer people didn’t have any of the rights they do today, and they had to hide their true identities from others. When the police stormed into Stonewall, the one place they felt safe and free, this diverse community had to come together and protest for the right to be themselves. What started as a riot continued to be a worldwide march that allowed queer individuals to feel empowered to express their true identities.
This book teaches tolerance, and empathy towards others while describing an important historical day in an age-appropriate manner. Children ages four to eight will enjoy the colorful images present on every page while increasing their knowledge about queer history. Reading informational books about tolerance and activism to children at a young age will encourage them to accept love and friendship in many different forms. ‘Twas the Night Before Pride should be on every kid’s bookshelf!
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