The Pop-Ups Series-Honoring our gay grandfathers and those who paved the way

A new bilingual children’s book series that celebrates LGBTQ history through the lens of multicultural and multigenerational queer family

The Pop-Ups’ Picnic, the first book in the series, will be published by Reflection Press in 2017

Pop-Ups and SkyThe Pop-Ups are what we call GrandPop and PopPop, Sky’s grandfathers. Like all grandparents, they love spending time with their grandkid.

Sky’s first big plane trip was to the Pop-Ups’ picnic to meet all kinds of family, the relatives she’s related to by birth and the aunties, uncles, queens and fairies she’s also related to by birth. Sky’s family is 2nd generation with queer parents and grandparents! So while there’s always family, there’s also “family!”

Sky at the Pop-Ups Picnic, 2014
Sky at the Pop-Ups Picnic, 2014

The series opens with the Pop-Ups’ annual picnic. It’s tradition to bring the community together once a year ever since the small town’s gay bar closed. Now everyone’s invited! “Family” and family!  A peek into LGBTQ history through the lens of family.

And the Pop-Ups and Sky have just begun. Follow the series as life and history become one! Weddings, Oakland Pride, the Castro, the Sisters, Compton Cafeteria, Philly’s Gayborhood, NYC’s Stonewall.

Pop-Ups reunion picnicThe series will honor our ancestors, share our history toward equality while celebrating courage with a mad dash of fabulousness right down to our very own Pop-Ups who will have been together for 30 years in 2017 when the first book comes OUT!

There’s no better way to convey how great it is to be gay than with the Pop-Ups! Come learn, it’s not just OK to be gay, it’s freakin awesome!

Pre-order The Pop-Ups Picnic through this secret perk in my Indiegogo campaign and get the book (and a set of LGBTQ history stickers with images from the book!)

Thank you for supporting Children’s Books as a Radical Act!

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