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The Resource The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed, Judy Shepard with Jon Barrett

The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed, Judy Shepard with Jon Barrett

Label
The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed
Title
The meaning of Matthew
Title remainder
my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed
Statement of responsibility
Judy Shepard with Jon Barrett
Title variation
meaning of Matthew
Title variation remainder
my sons murder in Laramie, and a world transformed
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The mother of Matthew Shepard shares her story about her son's death and the choice she made to become an international gay rights activist. Today, the name Matthew Shepard is synonymous with gay rights, but before his grisly murder in 1998, Matthew was simply her son. For the first time in book form, Judy Shepard speaks about her loss, sharing memories of Matthew, their life as a typical American family, and the pivotal event that changed everything. The book follows the Shepard family in the days after the crime, when their incapacitated son was on life support; how they learned of the response from strangers all across America who held candlelit vigils and memorial services for their child; and finally, how they struggled to navigate the legal system as Matthew's murderers were on trial. It not only captures the historical significance and civil rights issues, but it also chronicles one ordinary woman's struggle to cope with the unthinkable.--From publisher description
Award
Rainbow List, 2010.
Awards note
Rainbow Book List Award, 2010
Biography type
contains biographical information
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312134
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shepard, Judy
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6250.4.H66
LC item number
S54 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Barrett, Jon
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True
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  • Shepard, Matthew
  • Shepard, Judy
  • Shepard, Matthew
  • Shepard, Judy
  • Shepard, Matthew
  • Gay men
  • Homicide
  • Laramie (Wyo.)
  • Mothers and sons
  • Children
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Gay rights
  • Mord
  • Hatbrott
  • Children
  • Families
  • Gay men
  • Gay rights
  • Homicide
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Mothers and sons
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • Wyoming
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my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed
Label
The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed, Judy Shepard with Jon Barrett
Link
http://www.mackin.com/BookPics/Book.aspx?isbn=9780452296381
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn268795387
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9781594630576
Lccn
2009013512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)268795387
Label
The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed, Judy Shepard with Jon Barrett
Link
http://www.mackin.com/BookPics/Book.aspx?isbn=9780452296381
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn268795387
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9781594630576
Lccn
2009013512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)268795387

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