ARC | Book Review #130 – Queer, There, and Everywhere, by Sarah Prager

Hello!

Here is my review for Queer, There, and Everywhere, by Sarah Prager.

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Synopsis:

This first-ever LGBTQ history book for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG.

World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals—and you’ve never heard of many of them. Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 22 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn’t make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era.

By turns hilarious and inspiring, the beautifully illustrated Queer, There, and Everywhere is for anyone who wants the real story of the queer rights movement.

 

Pros:

  • short but informative introduction one some queer icons and some amazing people that happened to be queer
  • perfect for younger audiences

 

Cons:

  • language might have been too childish at times
  • wasn’t a fan of the little drawings but that’s my personal taste

 

Verdict:

I hadn’t heard of this book before but when I saw it on Edelweiss, I was instantly drawn by the subject! I have to admit, I’m not really that informed in queer history or people important to history that happened to be queer. While reading this, I did recognize some names and was surprised by some others. Nevertheless, this title sparkle my interest and I’ve already googled some of the people featured in this book. Even if it was informative to me and it will be to some my age and even older, I feel like this is targeted to younger audiences. The language is pretty uncomplex, which isn’t really bad, but sometimes it lacked depth. Even if I enjoyed this, after finishing it I just wanted it to have a little more something. The little drawings in the beginning of each segment didn’t really do anything for me, but it’s just not my favourite style. Other than little things, this is an interesting read to anyone interested in queer history, whether you’re young or old!

Do you guys have any queer icons? Or queer non fiction I should read? Let me know please!

Until next time,

Cat.

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