cover image Pride Colors

Pride Colors

Robin Stevenson. Orca, $9.95 (28p) ISBN 978-1-4598-2070-8

Stevenson captures the essence of Pride celebrations in this board book. Vibrant photographs feature diverse families accompanied by affirming statements that reference a full rainbow of colors. A smiling child holds a heart balloon: “A bright red heart, a little star./ I love you just the way you are.” Two mothers snuggle a baby in one photograph; in another, two fathers and a child laugh together: “I’ll love the person/ you grow to be.” A key to the symbolism behind each color rounds out this volume: red stands for “life,” orange for “healing,” yellow for “sunlight,” green for “nature,” blue for “peace, harmony,” and purple for “spirit.” Pride is an expansive celebration with room for all who love and cherish others, Stevenson conveys. Ages up to 2.[em] (Mar.) [/em]