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Rainbow: A First Book of Pride


Rainbow: A First Book of Pride

SKU: 9781433830877 Categories: , Product ID: 6862


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Title: Rainbow: A First Book of Pride
Publication date: 15/05/2019
Price: $24.00
Publishing status: Active

A must-have primer for young readers and a great gift for pride events and throughout the year, beautiful colors all together make a rainbow in Rainbow: A First Book of Pride. This is a sweet ode to rainbow families, and an affirming display of a parent’s love for their child and a child’s love for their parents. With bright colors and joyful families, this book celebrates LGBTQ pride and reveals the colorful meaning behind each rainbow stripe. Readers will celebrate the life, healing, light, nature, harmony, and spirit that the rainbows in this book will bring.

Kirkus Reviews (03/15/2019):
A pleasant look at the rainbow flag.Tailor-made for LGBTQ-pride storytimes, this self-described “first book of pride” looks at the six-color rainbow flag and dissects the meaning behind each color. Genhart’s text is set primarily in single sentences across each double-page spread, with a longer summation on the final page. Fans of Todd Parr’s books will find the formatting (if not the colors) familiar. Like Parr’s work, the text is simple, with one or two multisyllabic words per page, which nicely allows for breakaway moments to “clap out” syllables or have a discussion about a reach word. Passchier’s illustrations–bright, serviceable, and most likely digital–capture a range of skin tones and ethnicities but, sadly, not a range of ages among adults depicted. LGBTQ grandparents, for instance, won’t find themselves, as all the characters appear as either children or young caregivers. The illustrations adequately enhance the text throughout, although the image for violet’s representation of “spirit” (a smiling child finger painting in a purple room) may have adult readers pausing to make the connection. A page of international pride further along in the book is lovely but aspirational, as some of the suggested nations (Egypt, for example) still struggle with LGBTQ acceptance compared to Western Europe and the United States.A welcome addition to rainbow bookshelves and a potential workhorse in June. (Picture book. 2-5) COPYRIGHT(2019) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

ISBN: 9781433830877
Pages: 24