"Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag" By Rob Sanders and illustrated by Steven Salerno

by Lorie Lewis Ham

There is a link at the end of this review where you can purchase the book & details on how to enter to win a copy of the book.

Pride month seemed the perfect time to review this wonderful new children's picture book that introduces children to Harvey Milk and the story behind the Rainbow Flag.

This colorful picture book takes us through a simplified version of Harvey's story and his great contributions to the equal rights movement in the gay community in the 1970s. The book focuses heavily on the story of the Gay Pride Flag, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, sharing its original creation story and much more. The book is written by Rob Sanders and beautifully illustrated by Steven Salerno.

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From the flap of the book-"On June 25, 1978 history was made when a new flag unfurled in San Francisco. From that moment forward, the flag and its rich, beaming colors of rainbow would serve as the symbol of hope and pride for milliions of LGBTQ+ individuals across the world."

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Image source: Randomhouse for Young Readers

In the back of the book you will also find very informative biographical notes, but also a Harvey Milk timeline and a Rainbow Flag timeline, along with some suggestions for further reading. While this as a picture book is a great way to share a piece of sometimes overlooked and vital history with children, it is also a great way for adults to learn more. While I may own jewelry and t-shirts with the colors of the Pride flag, I never knew the interesting history of this important symbol of hope.

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag is a must have book for your Pride celebrations and beyond.

To enter to win a copy of Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line "rainbow,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen June 16, 2018. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please included your mailing address. If entering via comment please be sure to include your email address.

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