Roaring Brook Press Hispanic Star: Sylvia Rivera
Roaring Brook Press Hispanic Star: Sylvia Rivera

Hispanic Star: Sylvia Rivera

By Claudia Romo Edelman


Publication Date: March 7, 2023

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Ages 8 to 12


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.

About the Author

Claudia Romo Edelman is the founder of the We Are All Human Foundation, and has worked for twenty-five years with internationally recognized institutions including the United Nations, UNICEF, the Global Fund, and the World Economic Forum. She has led some of the most successful global campaigns in the last decade, including the launch of the SDG, Product (RED), the creation of the SDG Lions, and rebranding of the UN Refugee Agency.

Gia Loving is a queer trans Latina, mother, and artist. She leads from her heart, learns from the wisdom of the universe, and is working toward a safer world for all people. A lifelong lover of books, Gia lives on Ohlone Land, Bay Area with her cool kid named Tiger.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 128 pages

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Publication Date: March 7, 2023

ISBN: 9781250828149

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