The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

Book - 2018
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"In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world. Award-winning author Rob Sanders's stirring text, and acclaimed illustrator Steven Salerno's evocative images, combine to tell this remarkable - and undertold - story. A story of love, hope, equality, and pride" --
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780399555312
Branch Call Number: J 921 MI
Characteristics: 1 volume
Additional Contributors: Salerno, Steven - Illustrator


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Jun 28, 2018

This is a beautiful, kid-friendly biography about activist Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag he created with Gilbert Baker. It does mention that he was assassinated ("Their lives were taken by a man who did not think like Harvey, or feel like him, or love like him.") but it does not go into details. Instead, though book focuses on how he paved the way for future activism and encouraged people to show their pride. I loved the reminder of the night the White House was awash in the colors of the Rainbow Flag (something we will likely never see in the current presidency). The back matter includes biographical notes, time lines for Harvey's life and for the legacy of the Rainbow Flag, additional reading, and photographs. Salerno's illustrations perfectly encapsulate Harvey!

May 05, 2018

Good story of the Pride flag. Useful additional information and resources at back of the book.


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