Queer Heroes

Arabelle Sicardi, illustrated by Sarah Tanat-Jones
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A vibrantly illustrated book of biographies celebrating the achievements of great LGBT artists, writers, innovators, athletes, and activists.

This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBT people through history and from around the world. It features dynamic full-color portraits of a diverse selection of 52 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their incredible successes, from Freddie Mercury's contribution to music to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, this extraordinary book will show 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: 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.

Author bio:

Arabelle Sicardi is a gender queer Asian American writer whose work focuses on beauty, fashion, politics, and identity. 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.

Category: Young adult non-fiction
ISBN: 9781786034861
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Wide Eyed Editions
Pub Date: May 2019
Page Extent: 64
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 10 - 15
Subject: Young adult non-fiction