WHEN YOU LOOK OUT THE WINDOW
Publisher: Magination Press
Copyright Date: June 5, 2017
Gayle E. Pitman’s picture book biography about Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, one of San Francisco’s most well-known and politically active lesbian couples, illustrated by Christopher Lyles
Describing the view from Phyllis and Del's San Francisco window, When You Look Out the Window shows how one couple's activism transformed their community ---and had ripple effects throughout the world. The book includes a Reading Guide that provides helpful historical context, as well as a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators about the importance of teaching LGBTQ history and culture to all children.
“For educators seeking resources on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) history, When You Look Out the Window is more than a heartwarming story—it’s an effective teaching tool.”–AFT (American Federation of Teachers)
” . . . a great conversation starter and a rare non-fiction book about LGBTQ equality for the younger age group.” –Mombian
“In a book that’s less biography than portrait of change, Pitman (This Day in June) imagines LGBTQ activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin looking out their window at the city of San Francisco.” –PW