Review: Pride Highlights Life Of Activist Who Fought For Equality

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Complete with colorful pictures and inspiring words, author Rob Sanders and illustrator Steven Salerno come together to weave a story of a man who had a dream that everyone would be treated equally.

Pride: The Story Of Harvey Milk And The Rainbow Flag highlights the life of Harvey Milk, a human rights activist for the LGBTQ+ community; and how he helped create the first gay pride flag.

I’ve always wondered why a rainbow was chosen for the universal LGBTQ+ symbol, and this book explained that each color on the flag represents different things, including: violet for spirit, red for life, and indigo for harmony.

Milk is remembered because he wasn’t afraid to share his thoughts and spoke out on topics that may have been ignored without him. He also had big dreams and had the ambition to turn them into reality, including being the first openly gay elected official in California.

Like many other civil rights activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, Harvey Milk was assassinated. The book touches on the murder, so I think that young children should read it with an adult. This book is about the hope that everyone would be treated the same, no matter what. I think that’s what the author wanted to emphasize throughout the story.

A definite four out of four roses!

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