When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community

This is a picture book biography about Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, one of San Francisco s most well known and politically active lesbian couples In this story, Phyllis and Del point out landmarks through the city that can be seen out their window The Reader s Note describes how Phyllis and Del left their mark on each of these sites This is a unique way to introduce cThis is a picture book biography about Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, one of San Francisco s most well known and politically active lesbian couples In this story, Phyllis and Del point out landmarks through the city that can be seen out their window The Reader s Note describes how Phyllis and Del left their mark on each of these sites This is a unique way to introduce children to untold stories in history while also being a clever tribute to two notable women.
When You Look Out the Window How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community This is a picture book biography about Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin one of San Francisco s most well known and politically active lesbian couples In this story Phyllis and Del point out landmarks thr

  • Title: When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community
  • Author: Gayle E. Pitman Christopher Lyles
  • ISBN: 9781433827365
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community”

    1. I was disappointed that despite the subtitle, this book doesn't say anything about HOW Phyllis and Del built this community. (Instead the book just illustrates what they saw out their window when they first moved in together and what they see now.) Each place that's pointed out in the book has an explanatory gloss in the Note at the back, which I appreciated, but I wished it had been included in the actual narrative. Also, it's not actually explicit in the text (or especially clear in the illust [...]

    2. Gayle Pitman is one of few authors who can do both— represent queer community accurately and write good books for children. More please.

    3. This story tells reality without directly saying what it is talking about. Allusions exist in the text and illustrations, but discussing the true meaning would be critical for children to understand the book.

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