Pride : The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

  • Type: Books
  • By: Rob Sanders
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Mari G.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780399555312
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“Harvey dreamed that everyone—even gay people—would have equality.”

In this highly readable and illustrated biography readers are given a short history into Harvey Milk’s contribution to the LGBTQ+ movement by commissioning the Gay Pride Flag in 1978.  After requesting the creativity of artist Gilbert Baker, volunteers and Milk brought the flag to life in time for the Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978 in San Francisco.  This brief picture book biography highlights details surrounding the notable flag and its colors.  I especially liked the time lines and photographs offered at the end of the book displaying a glimpse into American history.