The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

Book - 2018 | First edition
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Traces the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399555312
Branch Call Number: j306.766 MIL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Salerno, Steven


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DBRL_JessicaM Jul 16, 2019

"Pride" focuses on the story of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay people to be elected into political office in the United States. One of the biggest symbols in this book is the use of a rainbow flag during Milk's campaign to fight for equality. The book is kid-friendly, skimming over some of the more traumatic parts of Milk's campaign. It is a picture book with more biographical information in the back.

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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