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Pride Colors
By (author): Robin Stevenson
9781459820708 Board book, Picture book, Paper over boards English Juvenile: Grade (CAN) exact P, Grade (US) exact P, Reading age from 0 - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Colors Mar 12, 2019
$9.95 CAD
Active 7 x 7 x 0.56 in 28 pages full color images FSC certified – mixed sources C106973 Orca Book Publishers
Rainbow flags, Pride day fun! I'll always love you, little one.

Through gentle rhymes and colorful photographs of adorable children, Pride Colors is a celebration of the deep unconditional love of a parent or caregiver for a young child. The profound message of this delightful board book is you are free to be whoever you choose to be; you'll always be loved.

Celebrated author Robin Stevenson ends her purposeful prose by explaining the meaning behind each color in the Pride flag: red = life, orange = healing, yellow = sunlight, green = nature, blue = peace and harmony, and violet = spirit.

Robin Stevenson is the author of Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community, which won a Stonewall Honor and was shortlisted for numerous other awards. She has also written twenty novels for kids and teens. Robin lives in Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit robinstevenson.com.

Key Selling Points

Babies and toddlers are introduced to the PRIDE flag and the meaning behind each color.

Images show diverse babies and family structures: LGBTQIA+.

Photographic color concept book explores the meaning behind each color of the PRIDE flag ie. red = life, orange = healing.

Award winning author of the 2017 Stonewall Honor book, USBBY Outstanding International Books selection, and BC Book Prizes Honor Book Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community (2016).

Robin Stevenson's YA book, A Thousand Shades of Blue (2008), was nominated for the
Governor General's Award.

Marketing and Promotional Plans

Print and online advertising campaigns

Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences

Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley

Blog and social media promotion

"Affirming phrases remind adults reading the text (and ensure those listening) that no matter what, they are loved and accepted and are recognized within the open-ended nature of the flag. Along with Richard Van Camp's Welcome Song for Baby and Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang's Toesy Toes Pride Colors is a declaration of human difference and resilience in the face of so much adversity seen around the world today." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

★ "Awash in messages of love and the celebration of individuality, this dual concept book highlights LGBTQIA+ families in a positive, glittery light. A rare treat for both Pride Day and everyday sharing. Essential for all libraries serving young children and their caregivers." - School Library Journal—starred review

"Parents will enjoy reading Stevenson's loving words as much as children will enjoy the uplifting statements, gentle rhythms, and bright photos of children (and a few parents) on the pages…A delightful addition to the small number of LGBTQ-inclusive board books and to young children's books celebrating LGBTQ history and Pride." - Mombian blog

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