Rainbow: A First Book of Pride

Michael Genhart (Author) Anne Passchier (Illustrator)


A must-have primer for young readers and a great gift for pride events and throughout the year, beautiful colors all together make a rainbow in Rainbow: A First Book of Pride. This is a sweet ode to rainbow families, and an affirming display of a parent's love for their child and a child's love for their parents. With bright colors and joyful families, this book celebrates LGBTQ+ pride and reveals the colorful meaning behind each rainbow stripe. Readers will celebrate the life, healing, light, nature, harmony, and spirit that the rainbows in this book will bring.

Product Details

Magination Press
Publish Date
May 07, 2019
8.0 X 0.6 X 8.3 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

Michael Genhart, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco.He is the acclaimed author of many picture books, including Love is Love, I See You, Ouch! Moments, So Many Smarts!, Cake & I Scream!, Mac & Geeez!, Peanut Butter & Jellyous, among other titles.
He lives with his rainbow family in Marin County, California.

Anne Passchier is an illustrator and designer from The Netherlands. They are currently living in Cleveland, Ohio.


"A positive tool for celebrating a wide range of human diversity and all kids of familial love." --Booklist

"A win for LBGTQIA+ families and libraries seeking to diversify their shelves." --School Library Journal

"A joyous tribute to LGBTQ families." --Publishers Weekly

"A welcome addition to rainbow bookshelves." --Kirkus Reviews

"A bright introduction to the colors of Pride and images of LGBTQ families." --Mombian

"Imagine if we lived in a world where picture books were more like this one?" --Unleashing Readers

"A primer that celebrates LGBTQ+ families by exploring the colorful meaning behind each rainbow stripe. It describes parental love and also the love a child holds for their parents. This is a much needed book." --Book Riot

"This reaffirming look at rainbow families emphasizes their love and identity." --Oregon Coast Youth Book Preview Center

"A vibrant and inclusive book that celebrates the diverse rainbow of families and the love that brings people together. Told with bold and and spirited illustrations, the rainbow comes to mean so much more than individual colors but represents the pride, power and unity that exist when they all are celebrated together." --Jesica Sweedler DeHart, Librarian and Influencer, @WanderingBookseller