Rodzilla, by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Dan Santat

Praise for Pride:

"Pride is a beacon of (technicolor) light."Entertainment Weekly

"An essential LGBTQ children's book"Out.com

"This children's book about gay Pride should be in every school."
Gay Times Magazine

"I couldn't be more thrilled the world now has this book."
Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of MILK

“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 children."—Kirkus

 

★ " . . . an age-appropriate introduction to Milk through one of his overlooked contributions to the gay rights movement: the rainbow flag." —Shelf Awareness, starred review

 

"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 Foundation

 

“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

 

"The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag is the children’s book you needed as a kid."  

LGBTQ Nation

 

"An essential LGBTQ children's book"
Out.com

"This children's book about gay Pride should be in every school."
Gay Times Magazine

 

"I couldn't be more thrilled the world now has this book."
Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of MILK

 

"A tribute to a leader undertreated in young people's literature."
The Bulletin of the Center For Children's Books

 

 

Logo Network Names PRIDE As One of 9 New LGBT Books All Kids Should Read!

 

 

 

PRIDE: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag 

By Rob Sanders 

Illustrated by Steven Salerno

Random House Children's Books, April 2018

 

ISBN-10: 0399555323

ISBN-13: 978-0399555329

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About

 

The very first picture book about the remarkable and inspiring story of the Gay Pride Flag!

 

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.

 

The Huffington Post's sneak peek into Pride:

 

Excerpts from the article:


Though Pride won’t hit shelves until spring 2018, it’s already been praised by Harvey Milk Foundation President Stuart Milk, who is Harvey’s nephew. The book, he said, “will inspire the next generation of hope givers, who are our world’s youth.”
 
Echoing those sentiments was Trevor Project CEO and Executive Director Amit Paley, who told HuffPost he was “thrilled that more young people will learn the story behind the original rainbow flag.”
 
Author Rob Sanders told HuffPost he got the idea for the book on June 26, 2015, the day the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. “It seemed like the country ― even the world ― was washed in the colors of the rainbow” that night, he said.

 

Read full article HERE

 

 

Rob visiting with the GLAM (Gay, Lesbian, and More) club at MS-51 in Brooklyn, NY.

RESOURCES FOR PRIDE

PRIDE: EDUCATOR'S GUIDE

This educator’s guide features nine CCSS-based teaching activities with discussion questions, activity directions, and reproducibles.

 

AN OVERVIEW OF LGBTQ+ HISTORY

In order to be an ally for LGBTQ+ students, you need to be knowledgeable and informed. This historical overview provides a starting point.

 

LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY PICTURE BOOKS AND OTHER RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

Having the right book for the right student at the right time is essential. This list will help you start building your collection of LGBTQ+ friendly picture books.

 

LGBTQ+ REMEMBER & CELEBRATE

This is a short list of holidays, celebrations, and events important to the LGBTQ+ community.

 

LGBTQ FRIENDLY MIDDLE-GRADE BOOKS AND OTHER RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

This helpful list of LGBTQ+ themed middle-grade novels and teacher resources was compiled by Shannon Hitchcock.

 

 

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