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The Harvey Milk Story

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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Kari Krakow grew up in East Aurora, New York and now lives in Ithaca, New York with her family. For twenty years she has been teaching elementary school and using biographies to help children learn that individuality can be a source of strength.

Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Two Lives Publishing
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L- Lisa
The Harvey Milk Story is a picture book depicting the life of the first openly gay elected city official in the United States. The author begins Harvey’s story from his childhood and his realization that he is gay and alone with this truth. Especially given the time in history, Harvey feared what would happen to him if he shared he was gay. The strain of his secret and initial relationships take him to San Francisco where he became active in politics, in hopes of ending silence and making “laws ...more
I read this picture book on Harvey Milk Day- May 22nd. This was a great introduction to an inspirational man who overcame his fear to be who he was to fight for equality not just for the LGBT community but for everyone.
A.j. Chilson
One of the first (if not, the first) children's picture book biographies about LGBT people, the author lets the reader in on what it was like for the subject, Harvey Milk, to be gay and to be living in the days prior to the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. It is a well-written children's biography about a man who overcame one of the biggest social obstacles of his time to thrive as a community leader in San Francisco and be elected as one of its city's supervisors, only to be gunned down b ...more
Sharon Green
grades 5-6
read aloud with discussion
non-fiction biographical/historical
civil and human rights/sexuality
high emotional intensity
Harvey is first openly gay elected city official(San Francisco)
hope for a better world for homosexuals, stands up for rights, overcome fear of harassment, government leadership, represents hope, freedom , self-acceptance. Harvey does get murdered because of his sexuality and position in gov.
Not knowing a thing about who Harvey Milk was, it was a surprise and a joy to find this book and read it. This book explains who Harvey Milk was and what he became in a picture book style which really is helpful for younger readers. Nothing is forced on the reader. Instead, it helps start up discussions among people with the capabilities to learn.
this is a biography of Harvey Milk. It shows his life from beginning when he was little to his adult life and his assassination. It also explains what he accomplished.
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