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Ann Bausum

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Ann Bausum

Ann Bausum writes about history for readers of all ages. STONEWALL is her twelfth book. Ann has written frequently about social justice history in the United States, including the fight for women’s voting rights, the 1961 struggle for integrated interstate transportation in the South, and the Memphis, Tennessee, campaign to unionize sanitation workers that led to the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. Among other recognitions, her books for children and teens have received a Sibert Honor, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, the Golden Kite Award and, on two occasions, the Carter G. Woodson Award. Ann lives in southern Wisconsin.

Ann Bausum

Books by Ann Bausum

by Ann Bausum - Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, was one of them.