"She's another Eleanor Roosevelt. You've got to meet her."--Sam From
This evocative biography tells the story of Evelyn Hooker, the extraordinary woman behind the research, advocacy, and allyship that led to the removal of the "Homosexuality" diagnosis from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. A pioneering psychologist, Hooker was also a poet herself and a towering figure in LGBTQ+ rights. Written by Stonewall award-winning author Gayle Pitman, Hooker's groundbreaking work is captured like never before.
At the end of the book, a "Note to Readers" provides information about how to be an effective ally to LGBTQ+ people; other endmatter included are a timeline, discussion questions, reading list, and additional resources, written by Sarah Prager.
Gayle E. Pitman, PhD, is a professor of psychology and women's studies at Sacramento City College. Her teaching and writing focuses on gender and sexual orientation, and she has worked extensively with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) community. She is the author of My Maddy, This Day in June, When You Look Out the Window, Feminism From A to Z, and Sewing the Rainbow. This Day in June was the winner of 2015 Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award and a Top Ten Title in the ALA Rainbow List. In 2019, it was named as an 11 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2018 List book by ALA's Office of Intellectual Freedom. She lives in California. Visit gaylepitman.com and @GaylePitmanAuthor on Facebook, @GaylePitman on Twitter and Instagram. Sarah Green is an illustrator and designer from San Francisco. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2014. She lives in San Francisco, California, and Vancouver, Canada. Visit sarahgreenillustration.com, @s_green_bean on Twitter, and @sarahgreenstudio on Instagram.