Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Be Amazing: A History of Pride
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Be Amazing: A History of Pride

Be Amazing: A History of Pride

By Desmond Napoles


Publication Date: May 26, 2020

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Ages 3 to 6

This uplifting illustrated nonfiction picture book from twelve year-old social justice advocate Desmond is Amazing is an introduction to the history of the fight for LGBTQ rights, as well as a call to action on embracing your own uniqueness.

Desmond is Amazing is a drag-kid, model, fashion icon, and social justice activist. When he isn’t slaying on the catwalk or performing drag, he’s an outspoken anti-bullying and LGBTQ advocate. In this uplifting picture book about being yourself, Desmond shows how he can be amazing thanks to courageous people like Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and RuPaul who paved the way for a safer, more inclusive society for LGBTQ individuals. A kid-friendly primer to LGBTQ history that covers everything from the Stonewall Riots to RuPaul's Drag Race, Be Amazing shows young readers why we should celebrate the fight for LGBTQ rights.

About the Author

Desmond is Amazing is a twelve-year-old performer, drag artist, model, fashion icon, public speaker, and LGBTQ advocate. He lives in Brooklyn with his parents, older sister, and many pets. desmondisamazing.com

Dylan Glynn is an animator, painter, and author based in Toronto, Canada. His multidisciplinary practice is characterized by its emotion, grace, and sense of wild movement. His work has been recognized and exhibited by Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Somerset House, and the Canadian Screen Awards.


Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Publication Date: July 21, 2020

ISBN: 9780374312589

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