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 the rainbow would serve as a symbol of hope and pride for the millions of LGBTQ+ individuals around the world. In this moving and inspiring story, young readers will trace 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. This remarkable true story is one of equality, pride, hope, and love.
“Written in direct, accessible language, this book opens with a
quote from Harvey Milk about hope, the connecting theme of this uplifting
introduction to the symbol of the Rainbow Flag . . . VERDICT: With its emphasis
on pride and hope, this title will make a strong addition to classroom and
school library collections to support discussions of character and equality.
Recommended for all collections.”
—School Library Journal
"A hope-filled ode to the rainbow flag . .
. A biography LGBTQ rights activists and allies can proudly share with
" . . . an age-appropriate introduction to
Milk through one of his overlooked contributions to the gay rights movement:
the rainbow flag." —Shelf Awareness
"Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and The
Rainbow Flag beautifully tells the history of both Uncle Harvey's
dream and his collaboration with Gilbert Baker to create a global symbol
of equality and inclusion. This book tells a history that all
children will cherish, and will inspire the next generation of hope givers, our
world's youth" —Stuart Milk, Founder and President of the Milk
“Harvey Milk and Gilbert Baker showed LGBTQ
people that they should be proud of who they are and who they love. That
is exactly what we do at The Trevor Project for LGBTQ youth in crisis. We’re
thrilled that more young people will learn the story behind the original
rainbow flag.” —Amit Paley, Trevor Project CEO and Executive Director