Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

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JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION • Celebrate Pride and it’s iconic rainbow flag—a symbol of inclusion and acceptance around the world—with the very first picture book to tell its remarkable and inspiring history!

“Pride is a beacon of (technicolor) light.” —Entertainment Weekly


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.

About the Authors

Rob Sanders is an acclaimed writer who teaches, and a teacher who writes. He is the author of Cowboy Christmas, Crystal Kite-winner Outer Space Bedtime RaceRuby Rose - Off to School She GoesRuby Rose - Big BravosRodzilla, and Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights. Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag is Rob’s first non-fiction picture book. Rob lives in Florida where he teaches elementary school. 

Steven Salerno is the author/illustrator of Coco the CarrotLittle Tumbo, Harry Hungry!, Wild Child, and Tim’s Goodbye. He has also illustrated 24 popular picture books including Brothers at Bat (a New York Times Book Review’s Notable Picture Book of the Year), The Kid from Diamond StreetThe Fantastic Ferris Wheel, Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates, 19 Girls and Me, and Margaret Wise Brown’s The Dirty Little Boy. A graduate of Parsons School of Design in NYC, he lives and works in Manhattan. 

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