Publication Date: March 7, 2023
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Ages 8 to 12
ANOTHER EXCITING AND IMPORTANT TITLE FROM THE HISPANIC STAR SERIES
A veteran of the 1969 Stonewall uprising, Sylvia Rivera was an influential activist who fought tirelessly for gay liberation and transgender rights, especially for transgender people of color who were excluded from the larger gay rights movement. Sylvia fought hard against the exclusion of transgender people from the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act in New York, and was a powerful and persistent advocate for the rights of LGBTQ+ people of color. Along with Marsha P. Johnson, Rivera started the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), a group devoted to providing services and advocacy for homeless LGBTQ+ people. Her legacy continues to be an inspiration for marginalized queer people everywhere, and her impact on the LGBTQ+ rights movement is still felt to this day.
Hispanic Star brings a new set of role models and heroes to the limelight, celebrating the Hispanic and Latinx community by showcasing the remarkable contribution of our community not only as an integral part of American culture, but also as an undeniable force in shaping its future, inspiring young readers to feel pride over their heritage.
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