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The Book of Pride

LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World
Written by: Mason Funk
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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The Book of Pride captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen. These individuals fought battles both personal and political, often without the support of family or friends, frequently under the threat of violence and persecution. 

By shining a light on these remarkable stories of bravery and determination, The Book of Pride not only honors an important chapter in American history, but also empowers young people today (both LGBTQ and straight) to discover their own courage in order to create positive change. Furthermore, it serves a critically important role in ensuring the history of the LGBTQ movement can never be erased, inspiring us to resist all forms of oppression with ferocity, community, and most importantly, pride.

©2019 Mason Funk (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Micah D
  • 2019-06-03

Pure Joy for EVERYONE

This book is so much better than I expected. This is a book of wonderful, fast-paced, relatable stories. It's like being in the comfortable living rooms of favorite distant relatives and lovingly being told stories that seem meant for your ears. Persons who are not LGBTQ will be just as engaged as LGBTQ readers/listeners. The personal struggles, family dynamics, social surprises, and courageous actions have a universal quality -- even as they specifically reveal the unique challenges and strengths in the LGBTQ community. I want to buy the physical book now and assemble a one-off book club. I feel certain that much will be learned from how readers respond to and relate through each story. I urge that the audible version be played in the car for the whole family (or carpool) to hear the stories and be inspired to be authentic, courageous, hard-working, humorous, and all of the other virtues on display throughout. And, if by the end of the book, you have not had at least one great conversation with a co-listener -- not necessarily on an LGBTQ topic, but the sort of conversation that would not have occurred without the book -- then I'll buy you a Coke. I'm raving because, truly, this book is that good.