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Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

I am so excited to share this book with you, Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders. This book discusses the history of the Gay Pride flag created by Gilbert Baker and the social activist Harvey Milk. This beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book, for children of all ages shares the message of HOPE, EQUALITY, LOVE & PRIDE. 

Amanda Foulk writes, “This book opens with a quote from Harvey Milk about hope, the connecting theme of this uplifting introduction to the symbol of the Rainbow Flag. The text starts with Milk’s choice to enter politics and Gilbert Baker’s design of the first flag and connects that to the flag’s modern appearances as a symbol of equality and pride and the use of it on June 26, 2015 across the White House. The narrative includes references to opposition to Milk’s dream of equality and the assassination of Milk and George Moscone, but moves decisively on to tell of enduring hope, with an illustration of the candlelight vigil and the persistence of the rainbow flag as an icon.”

The concluding biographical notes include more information on the Gay Pride flag, Harvey Milk, and Gilbert Baker. In addition, there are two timelines, a few suggested resources further study, and assorted photographs related to the story.

The images below are from the publisher, Random House Books for Young Readers :

I delayed my sharing of this book to June 26th, in remembrance of the day in which the Supreme Court ruled that gay and lesbian Americans had the right to marry in every state in the country.

Until next time – a latte of sparkles & giggles,


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