click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  designer Gilbert Baker creating the very first Rainbow Flags   PRIDE The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag  -written by Rob Sanders & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Random House, 2018.  On June 25th 1978 a new flag was unfurled in San Francisco… a flag with rich, beaming rainbow colors that would become a symbol of hope and pride for millions of LGBTQ people across the world. The inspiring story of activist Harvey Milk, designer Gilbert Baker and their roles in the birth of the symbolic Gay Pride Flag.   “Salerno's retro style—detailed but fluid drawings of figures set against paisley-patterned backgrounds—gives fitting, '70s-era bohemian undertones.” -Kirkus Reviews
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  The cover of  PRIDE  -depicting activist Harvey Milk leading a protect march waving the first Rainbow flag…    see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  scene detail -of Harvey Milk and other gay rights activists in San Francisco, unfurling the first Rainbow Flag.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  a preliminary sketch of Harvey Milk -corresponding to the finished illustration seen on the left.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  a detail view of Harvey Milk -when campaigning for public office in San Francisco in the mid-1970’s
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  scene detail of various people from across society proudly displaying their support for gay rights.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detail close-up of image at left
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  scene of the candle light vigil winding through the streets of San Francisco by many thousands of people honoring the sudden loss of activist Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone, both murdered.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  On June 26th 2015 the White House was awash in the bold colors of the symbolic Rainbow Flag.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  designer Gilbert Baker creating the very first Rainbow Flags   PRIDE The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag  -written by Rob Sanders & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Random House, 2018.  On June 25th 1978 a new flag was unfurled in San Francisco… a flag with rich, beaming rainbow colors that would become a symbol of hope and pride for millions of LGBTQ people across the world. The inspiring story of activist Harvey Milk, designer Gilbert Baker and their roles in the birth of the symbolic Gay Pride Flag.   “Salerno's retro style—detailed but fluid drawings of figures set against paisley-patterned backgrounds—gives fitting, '70s-era bohemian undertones.” -Kirkus Reviews
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: designer Gilbert Baker creating the very first Rainbow Flags

PRIDE The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag -written by Rob Sanders & illustrated by Steven Salerno published by Random House, 2018.

On June 25th 1978 a new flag was unfurled in San Francisco… a flag with rich, beaming rainbow colors that would become a symbol of hope and pride for millions of LGBTQ people across the world. The inspiring story of activist Harvey Milk, designer Gilbert Baker and their roles in the birth of the symbolic Gay Pride Flag.

“Salerno's retro style—detailed but fluid drawings of figures set against paisley-patterned backgrounds—gives fitting, '70s-era bohemian undertones.” -Kirkus Reviews

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  The cover of  PRIDE  -depicting activist Harvey Milk leading a protect march waving the first Rainbow flag…    see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: The cover of PRIDE -depicting activist Harvey Milk leading a protect march waving the first Rainbow flag…

see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  scene detail -of Harvey Milk and other gay rights activists in San Francisco, unfurling the first Rainbow Flag.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: scene detail -of Harvey Milk and other gay rights activists in San Francisco, unfurling the first Rainbow Flag.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  a preliminary sketch of Harvey Milk -corresponding to the finished illustration seen on the left.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: a preliminary sketch of Harvey Milk -corresponding to the finished illustration seen on the left.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  a detail view of Harvey Milk -when campaigning for public office in San Francisco in the mid-1970’s
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: a detail view of Harvey Milk -when campaigning for public office in San Francisco in the mid-1970’s

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  scene detail of various people from across society proudly displaying their support for gay rights.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: scene detail of various people from across society proudly displaying their support for gay rights.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detail close-up of image at left
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: detail close-up of image at left

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  scene of the candle light vigil winding through the streets of San Francisco by many thousands of people honoring the sudden loss of activist Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone, both murdered.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: scene of the candle light vigil winding through the streets of San Francisco by many thousands of people honoring the sudden loss of activist Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone, both murdered.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  On June 26th 2015 the White House was awash in the bold colors of the symbolic Rainbow Flag.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: On June 26th 2015 the White House was awash in the bold colors of the symbolic Rainbow Flag.