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Celebrate Pride with Stonewall Book Award Winners

In June 1969, in response to continued police harassment, the Stonewall Riots (or Stonewall Uprising) erupted in New York City. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people fought back against frequent police raids of LGBT meeting places, and Stonewall became remembered as a major turning point in the fight for equality. Two years later, the American Library Association established the Stonewall Book Awards to honor literature that explores the LGBT experience. To honor Pride Month, celebrated every year in June to coincide with the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we've gathered together the Library's collection of Stonewall Book Award winners. The book display on the second floor of the Library features memoirs, fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. All of the books are available to check out, so stop by the Library, take a look, and take a book home. Happy Pride.