The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

eBook - 2018
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-- -- -- Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and The Rainbow Flag- Stuart Milk, Founder and President of the Harvey Milk Foundation - "Amit Paley, Trevor Project CEO and Executive Director
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399555336
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Salerno, Steven - Illustrator

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Did you know that the Rainbow Flag, symbol of the LGBTQ+ rights movement made its debut right here in San Francisco?

In 1978, Harvey Milk asked Gilbert Baker to create a positive symbol of equality for the gay and lesbian community, and a movement was born.

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DBRL_JessicaS 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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