Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag Review

October 11, 2020

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with the history of Harvey Milk and the Pride Flag

Pride: The story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow flag

To celebrate National Coming Out Day, Fairfax Cryobank is doing a review and summary on “Pride, The Story of Harvey Milk and the Pride Flag”. Written by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Steven Salerno.

From the beginning of the book, readers are taken on a journey through Harvey Milk’s dream of everyone in the world being equal. No matter who they decide to love. From sharing his big voice and inspiring others, Harvey was elected to office as one of the first openly gay people in the United States. The story then dives into how Milk inspired the design of the Rainbow flag that is still flown today.

Steven Salerno does a great job illustrating the vibrance behind Harvey Milk’s story. By making the pride rainbow flag the focus, readers can feel the excitement and inspiration through the colors that are illustrated.

The way Rob Sanders writes out the history of Milk and the Rainbow Pride flag it’s easy for readers to understand why this story is so important. It’s the perfect story to share about how anyone should be proud of who they are. “Harvey was proud of the flag and proud of himself. He hoped others could be proud too.”

If you are looking for a way to celebrate National Coming Out Day. This book is perfect to share with your children and loved ones. Find Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag here.

For more resources on how Fairfax Cryobank supports LGBTQ families, visit our resource page.

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