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    ABCs of Queer History: a Pride on Pearl Event

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    Pride on Pearl is back for it's Second Year!

    For Second Star to the Right, we're focusing on the picture book, ABCs of Queer History by Dr. Seema Yasmin, illustrated by Lucy Kirk. Read more about the book below, or view it here: https://secondstartotherightbo...

    9am to 5pm: ABCs Scavenger Hunt at our bookstore, stop by throughout the day.

    11:30am: Drag Queen Storytime with Alice Glamoure at the Pearl Street Garage. Alice will read passages from this book, along with other Queer picture books and board books.

    1:00pm: Head back to the bookstore to join the author of ABCs of Queer History, Dr. Seema Yasmin, in-conversation with Maria Magallanes (Lecturer of Elem. Ed. and Literacy-School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver). Tie-dyeing fun to follow the talk! Please RSVP for this event.


    ABOUT THE BOOK
    "Insightful and validating."—Kirkus Reviews

    "Informative."—Publishers Weekly

    "Charming"—San Francisco Chronicle

    A Through-the-Alphabet Celebration of Queer History in the US, from the Publisher of the New York Times Bestseller The ABCs of Black History
     
    In a beautiful picture book brimming with P for Pride, writer and poet Seema Yasmin and illustrator Lucy Kirk celebrate all the joys and challenges of queer history in the United States through lively, rhyming verse and bright, colorful illustrations.

    This is a book of people, of ideas, of accomplishments and events. It’s a book about Allies and Ancestors, about Belonging and Being accepted, about Hope, Knowledge, and Love. About historic moments like Stonewall, and how it changed the world. And all about Trailblazers, like Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, Josephine Baker, Harvey Milk, Barbara Jordan, George Takei, Elliot Page, and Sally Ride.

    And ultimately, it’s a book to help kids learn a different kind of ABCs—not just words like apple, ball or cat, but rather the essence of what it means to be diverse, to be equitable, to be inclusive. That no one counts unless we all count, and how we must open our eyes and ears, minds and hearts, to hear everyone’s story and understand and celebrate their experience.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR:

    Seema Yasmin is a medical doctor, author, and Emmy award-winning journalist. Her books paint vivid pictures about ourselves and how we interact with the world around us and include What the Fact?!: Finding the Truth in All the Noise, Muslim Women are Everything, the poetry collection If God Is a Virus, and more. Please visit SeemaYasmin.com.

    Lucy Kirk is a freelance illustrator and ceramist based in Bristol, UK. Since graduating from Brighton University in 2012, she has worked with a wide range of different clients and varied projects. These include editorial illustrations, book illustrations, print and pattern designs, murals, fashion, and ceramic designs. Her work is playful and refreshing with an edgy humor. 


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