A sweet and celebratory story of a girl's first time marching with her two moms at Pride

One day in June, Emily takes the train into the city with her two moms to attend the Rainbow Parade. She loves how all the people marching are extra loud, extra proud, and extra colorful. But when her mama suggests they join the parade, Emily isn't so sure she belongs in the throng.
 
This joyful and affirming picture book about a family's first Pride parade, adapted for audio, reminds all readers that sometimes pride takes practice and there's no "one way" to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Kirkus Best Book of 2022
An American Library Association 2023 Rainbow Book


★ “This welcome addition to picture books for young children directly addresses the Pride parade and LGBTQ+ community and promotes the straightforward, positive message of recognition and acceptance.” – Booklist, starred review

★ “Delightfully dynamic… A buoyant tale that fleshes out the notion of Pride...…[P]itch-perfect visual pacingAn exploration of community and belonging that’s highly recommended for all families and all bookshelves.” –Kirkus, starred review

★ “Joy, love, and sacred tradition are shared across generations in Neilson’s personal-feeling tribute to Pride…The excitement is palpable…The creator’s familiarity and fondness is clear in this title that represents the queer community’s exuberant spectrum and honors Pride as a place for families, for community, and above all for connection.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
★ “Showcasing a broad range of racial diversity, gender identity, and sexual orientation, the book helps readers see and hear that Pride is for everyone. Thanks to simple language, purposeful layouts, and well-placed page turns, readers are whisked through the story with a vibrant energy…A must-have for all collections and a perfect peek into the Pride Parade for even the littlest readers.” – School Library Journal, starred review