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The Resource Sewing the rainbow : the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag, by Gayle E. Pitman, PhD ; illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

Sewing the rainbow : the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag, by Gayle E. Pitman, PhD ; illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

Label
Sewing the rainbow : the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag
Title
Sewing the rainbow
Title remainder
the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag
Statement of responsibility
by Gayle E. Pitman, PhD ; illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Sewing the Rainbow is the powerful story of Gilbert Baker and the creation of the rainbow flag. This book takes readers from Gilbert's childhood in a small town in Kansas where he didn't fit in, to his historic artistic career in San Francisco. Today the flag is everywhere, even in the small town where Gilbert grew up! This book shows that when you see a rainbow flag, you'll know it's okay to be your colorful self. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more about Gilbert and the flag's history." --Publisher description
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Review
A colorful tribute to Gilbert Baker and his rainbow flag. Gilbert, "a little boy who was full of color and sparkle and glitter," grew up "where everything was gray and dull and flat." His grandmother's clothing boutique supported his love for fashion, soon crushed by paternal disapproval. He could be "his colorful, sparkly, glittery self" only in San Francisco, moving there after his brief, disastrous military service. Surrounded by the city's famed painted ladies, Gilbert rediscovers his passions, creating the rainbow flag after a conversation with Harvey Milk. The art is beautiful and bright, transitioning powerfully from a subdued Kansan landscape to a flamboyant Bay Area. Some textual shifts are jarring, as when Gilbert "received a letter that knocked every last bit of sparkle out of him" and is suddenly in uniform, with no explanation about the draft. Similarly, before the flag's invention, "There was just one thing that continued to blemish their beautiful city. It was a symbol that, in Gilbert's community, was a constant reminder of evil." This confusing allusion to the pink triangle is explained only in the densely packed author's note, and the word "gay" never appears in the story; readers must wait to learn about the rainbow's direct connection to LGBTQ identities in the endnote. It's clear this book has a lot of love for the flag's promise that "it's okay to be your colorful, sparkly, glittery self," but it elides a clear description of the communities it's for. (Picture book/biography. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2018)
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10676318
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pitman, Gayle E
Dewey number
306.76/60973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Age: 4-8
LC call number
HQ75.8.B345
LC item number
P58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Clifton-Brown, Holly
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baker, Gilbert
  • Baker, Gilbert
  • Gay activists
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Gay activists
  • Gay liberation movement
  • United States
  • Gay activists
  • Gay liberation movement
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag
Label
Sewing the rainbow : the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag, by Gayle E. Pitman, PhD ; illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781433829024
Lccn
2017046502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019846635
Label
Sewing the rainbow : the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag, by Gayle E. Pitman, PhD ; illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781433829024
Lccn
2017046502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019846635

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