The Harvey Milk Story

Author(s) Kari Krakow
Illustrator(s) David Gardner
Age Group 4-8
Publisher Two Lives Publishing
ISBN 9780967446837
Year 2002

This biography tells the story of the first openly gay elected city official in the United States, beginning with his childhood and taking us through his years in the Navy and career as a teacher. The author sensitively discusses how Milk kept his emerging gay identity a secret through young adulthood until he moved to San Francisco, where he ultimately became a politician and worked toward "laws to ensure the quality of life for all people." Harvey Milk was assassinated in 1978, becoming a martyr for the cause of gay rights in the U.S.