New children’s picture book recounts the history of Stonewall

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Tampa Bay author Rob Sanders will unveil “Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution,” the first picture book detailing the history of the Stonewall Inn’s role in the LGBTQ civil rights movement, at the fifth annual SunLit Festival in St. Petersburg on April 27.

Sanders, the author of the celebrated “Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag,” will welcome all ages to a book launch performance at The Studios@620 from 6-8 p.m. with Tombolo Books. The Studios@620 Artistic Director Bob Devin Jones and an ensemble cast will join, celebrating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the infamous uprising.

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Tampa Bay’s Overheard: For the children

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Tampa Bay literary arts organizer Wordier Than Thou and the community-oriented Tampa Bay Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will team up on June 9 to present their “Family Pride & Literacy Celebration with Drag Queen Story Hour.”

Children and community leaders will gather from 10:00-2:00 p.m. at Wordier Than Thou’s bookstore in Pinellas Park for a reading of local author Rob Sanders’ “Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag.” Area favorite queen Stephanie Stuart will read and present its colorful pages at 11:00 a.m. While it’s geared toward children ages 3-8, the organization advises that older kids and adults will find plenty to enjoy.

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Local author launches historical Pride Flag picture book in St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg | Local and out author Rob Sanders will officially launch “Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag,” the first picture book detailing the history of the Pride flag, on April 12 at ArtsXchange St. Pete.

“This is the first official release event and we’re having it in St. Pete for the Bay area,” Sanders says. “This is the 40th anniversary of the Pride flag, so the book coming out is perfect timing for it.” The launch party, co-sponsored by Tombolo Books, the Warehouse Arts District, Random House Books and the SunLit Festival, follows the book’s official release date of April 10.

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