The Rainbow Parade

by Emily Neilson shows a little girl, Emily, joining the Rainbow Parade with her two moms and their “family of friends.” Told through Emily’s exciting point of view, the book shows the joyful self-expression, the sense of community, and the thrill of the parade. Emily, who is a little shy, hesitates to join in, but is assured by Mama and Mommy that she belongs in the Rainbow Parade “just how you are!” Inspired by Neilson’s memories of San Francisco’s Pride parade as a child, The Rainbow Parade is a celebratory affirmation of support for LGBTQ communities everywhere.