The Rainbow Parade
A sweet and celebratory story of a family’s first time at Pride
One day in June, Mommy, Mama, and Emily take the train into the city to watch the Rainbow Parade. The three of them love how all the people in the street are so loud, proud, and colorful, but when Mama suggests they join the parade, Emily feels nervous. Standing on the sidewalkis one thing, but walking in the parade? Surely that takes something special.
This joyful and affirming picture book about a family’s first Pride parade, reminds all readers that sometimes pride takes practice and there’s no “one way” to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Emily Neilson is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, now working at an animation studio in Portland, Oregon.
★ “This welcome addition to picture books for young children directly addresses the Pride parade and LGBTQ+ community and promotes the straightforward, positive message of recognition and acceptance.” – Booklist, starred review
★ “Delightfully dynamic… A buoyant tale that fleshes out the notion of Pride.” –Kirkus, starred review
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