The First Parade Was a Riot!

Marsha wants to celebrate her birthday at the one place she and her friends can be themselves: the Stonewall Inn. When the police show up and arrest people for being there, Marsha and Sylvia know this isn’t right and decide to do something. Soon five hundred– no, a thousand others join in. Together they stand up for what is right and start a movement that continues to this day!

MARCH WITH MARSHA tells the story of two often overlooked trans activists, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, and their role in the Stonewall riots and early Gay Rights movement. This story uses simple language to introduce complex concepts of justice, queer liberation and civil disobedience to children 3 to 7+ years old.

MARCH WITH MARSHA (ISBN 9780578556475) Written by Katie Hall, Illustrated by Veronica V. Jones. 36 pg, 6” x 9”, Ages 3 to 7+, Grades K-3

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About the Author

Katie Hall is an award-winning author and former children’s book editor. Katie is excited to use their passion and experience to introduce children to often-overlooked heroes who have led the way in the fight for equal rights. Some of their previous works include Polar Bears and Penguins: A Compare and Contrast Book (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book and ILA Children’s and Young Adult Award for Primary Nonfiction), Amphibians and Reptiles, and Mammals. Katie lives in South Carolina with their family of humans, dogs, and cats.

About the Illustrator

Veronica V. Jones paints stories from her home in Manassas, VA. After years creating artwork for tabletop games, she began illustrating for children’s books. She’s worked on covers for several MG novels and has illustrated 3 picture books, Moonlight Crab Count (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book and ILA Children’s Reading List), The Lizard Lady and Baby Bear’s Adoption, from Arbordale Publishing.