These Witches Don’t Burn, by Isabel Sterling

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These Witches Don't BurnThese Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! It was well written and kept me interested from the moment I started it. It showed up on a list of LGBT books during pride month. The LGBT aspect was important, but the story didn’t dwell on it. It was just mentioned as it needed to come up. Just like real life.

I loved that it was a mystery and I didn’t figure it out too early. I suspected all the wrong people, so it felt like a fun challenge. I needed to know who was responsible, so I kept going back to it. It didn’t feel like the reader was being lead in the wrong direction and then hit with an absurd answer to the mystery. It made sense.

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When you Look Out the Window

LGBTQ list for kids – Pride month

When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a CommunityWhen You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community by Gayle E. Pitman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a quick read with a lot of San Francisco history told in drawings and words for children. The pages that follow the story explain everything to the adults, so that they can help talk about the changes that happened in the city over the years.

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San Francisco pride parade 2019

I got a work email several weeks ago, asking for volunteers to walk in the pride parade. So, I signed myself up, adding a few, knowing that I could probably find people to walk with me.

I had a couple of friends volunteer right away. Then a friend requested adult supervision for her teenager. Sure. Come with me. No problem.  Then one of my friends backed out, along with her coworkers.  And then my aunt asked me to take my cousin.  Great!

Yesterday morning, I set out with my friend’s daughter and met my cousin at a nearby train station.  My friend messaged asking about the weather.  It was great.

We all checked in, got our tshirts and lunch.  The younger girls met new people and made friends.  We stood around and waited.  One of the girls exchanged phone numbers with a friend, but never caught her name.  It seems that they both got the phone numbers wrong.  I didn’t know the mother of the girl, so I can’t help, unfortunately.

There were protesters, so we were delayed over an hour, but we eventually got going.  The walk was wonderful!  All kinds of support and love all the way down the parade route.

After the parade, we were tossed into the crowd of onlookers and party-goers.  A little too crowded for my taste.  We managed to get ourselves to the train station and headed back home.  It was an exhausting but fulfilling day.

Pride – The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

LGBTQ list for kids – Pride month

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The story of Harvey Milk and the flag was very vague to me before reading this. I am sure I can find more in depth information if I looked. This is written simply and was actually for children. It was great, though.

With the parade coming up again, I am glad I know a little more about the flag itself. And how the parade started.

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Drag Queen Story Hour

drag queen story hour

The above article talks about the backlash that Drag Queen Story Hour has received.  I love the idea of the drag queens reading to the children.  I think it teaches the kids acceptance, and that not everyone is the same.

I am sad that so many protesters showed up at the events.  I guess that I am more open minded that a lot of other parts of the country, since I grew up in the wonderfully accepting Bay Area.  I learned early on that it takes all kinds and that each kind is needed and wanted.