The Harvey Milk Story Book

The Harvey Milk Story Book

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Reading level 6 - 9 years.

A hopeful and inspiring biography of the historic gay activist Harvey Milk, who gave people the courage to be proud of who they are.

On a rainy day in January, on the steps of San Francisco's City Hall, Harvey Milk was sworn into office, the first openly gay elected official in the United States of America. Harvey Milk had made history.

From his childhood on Long Island, through college, his service with the Navy, and years as a schoolteacher, Harvey Milk was always popular, intelligent, and energetic. But he was also hiding a secret: He was gay. He eventually moved to San Francisco, where there was a strong LGBTQ community and he could be free to be himself. As he talked to people in his neighbourhood, he realised many people who were usually ignored by the government deserved better protection: gay, lesbian, and transgender people, people of colour, people with disabilities, and more.

He decided to run for public office, and eventually won election to the city's Board of Supervisors. Though his career as a public servant was sadly and suddenly cut short, his pride as an openly gay man and his passion for equality has inspired countless people to continue his work. Harvey's legacy is everywhere today, especially in the hundreds of openly gay elected officials in every level of government.

One of the first picture book biographies for children about a gay leader, this is a perfect introduction to one of the most important figures in the fight for LGBTQ civil rights. Backmatter includes further details about the struggles faced by different groups mentioned in the story, other sources readers can turn to for more information about Harvey, and more books about LGBTQ+ history.

"Krakow's succinct text portrays Milk as a caring individual who worked to ensure the rights of all people who lived in the San Francisco community he represented as supervisor ... Illustrated with cartoon-style drawings, the book is accompanied by excellent author notes and sources for further information."
Cooperative Children's Book Center

"[T]his book is needed in both public and school libraries. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
Jamie Campbell Naidoo, PhD, Rainbow Family Connections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content


Author Kari Krakow & David C. Gardner
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781643796000


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