Kari Krakow’s The Harvey Milk Story (2001)

The Harvey Milk Story (2001), written by Kari Krakow and illustrated by David Gardner, is a serviceable biography of one of the first openly gay US politicians. Krakow chronologizes Milk’s life from birth to assassination. Gardner’s realistic images provide Milk with humanizing depth by showing his nuanced emotions throughout his life. Continue reading

Women and Girls Changing the World

This is an eclectic list of children’s picture books I’ve reviewed that feature women and girls fighting for all forms of justice: gender justice, LGBTQ equality, environmental justice, and race justice. There are lots of paths to being a change maker!

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her MarkThe Water WalkerHands Up!

I Am JazzWhen You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community

Debbie Levy’s I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Joanne Robertson’s The Water Walker

Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings’s I am Jazz

Breanna J. McDaniel’s Hand Up!

When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community (2017)