Bound To Stay Bound

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 'Twas the night before pride
 Author: McClintick, Joanna

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [25] p., col. ill., 27 cm

 BTSB No: 618893 ISBN: 9781536213430
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Gay liberation movement -- History -- Fiction
 Families -- Fiction
 Gay Pride Day -- Fiction

Price: $22.08

While covering a brief history of the Stonewall Riots and the AIDS marches, on the night before Pride, as one family packs snacks and makes signs, an older sibling shares the importance of the march with the newest member of the family. Reflecting on the day, the siblings agree that the best thing about Pride is getting to be yourself.

 Illustrator: Medina, Juana

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 516170

   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/22)
   Booklist (05/01/22)

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Booklist - 05/01/2022 Get out the party hats, folks. It’s time to celebrate! It’s the night before Pride, and two little kids and their moms are atwitter with excitement. Using Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem as inspiration, down to its metered rhyme, McClintick presents a loving survey of the queer community in all its diversity—including bikers, drag queens, musicians—as they make last-minute preparations for the city’s Pride parade. And because tomorrow will be baby Sammy’s first Pride, the mixed-race family gathers to tell them the history of the celebration, starting with the Stonewall riots and continuing to present-day homophobia, concluding that gathering for Pride helps people “to know that we matter, / to show all we exist / and that any oppression / we must always resist.” Medina’s rainbow-flecked digital illustrations do a superb job of capturing the spirit and scope of Pride and the excitement it generates, while the sprightly text joins in the celebration. With affirming discussions of togetherness and LGBTQ+ rights, the book’s final takeaway that “being yourself is a blast” hits just the right note. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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