Book review: Rainbow: A First Book of Pride, by Michael Genhart, illustrated by Anne Passhier

Genhart, Michael. Rainbow: A First Book of Pride. Illus. by Anne Passhier. Magination Press, 2019. $17.99. unp. ISBN 978-1-4338-3087-7. Ages 3-6. P8Q8

The author of Love Is Love reinforces his message about the beauty of families with same-gender parents in this explanation of the six colors of the rainbow flag representing the six colors: life, healing, light, nature, harmony, and spirit. Bold colors in a graphic design show diversity of ethnicity and activities in everyday life beginning with two men taking their infant from what might be a hospital and then the joy of older children with their parents.

Verdict: This reaffirming look at rainbow families emphasizes their love and identity. An easy reader for beginners because of few words and a learning tool for colors.

February 2019 review by Nel Ward.