New children’s picture book recounts the history of Stonewall

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Tampa Bay author Rob Sanders will unveil “Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution,” the first picture book detailing the history of the Stonewall Inn’s role in the LGBTQ civil rights movement, at the fifth annual SunLit Festival in St. Petersburg on April 27.

Sanders, the author of the celebrated “Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag,” will welcome all ages to a book launch performance at The Studios@620 from 6-8 p.m. with Tombolo Books. The Studios@620 Artistic Director Bob Devin Jones and an ensemble cast will join, celebrating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the infamous uprising.

“Movingly narrated by the Stonewall Inn itself,” the book’s synopsis reads, “and featuring stirring and dynamic illustrations, ‘Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising.A Revolution’ is an essential and empowering civil rights story that every child deserves to hear.”

A Q&A with Sanders and a Tombolo Books signing will follow the performance. For more information about Studio@620, visit To pre-order your copy of the book, call 727-755-9456 or visit

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