Pride Reading Guide 2022

Building on the Rainbow Reads reading list produced with An Post, our Pride Reading Guide contains 100 LGBTQIA+ inclusive stories for young readers aged 0–18.

"Positive representation on the page is so important: it is crucial that every member of the LGBTQIA+ community can feel seen and heard in the stories we tell. And it is clear that there is still much work to do to build empathy, understanding and allyship from an early age. Happily, the list of excellent books has grown since last year, and we hope it will continue to grow year after year."

This is a curated list of titles our expert reviewers recommend under the assigned theme. It is by no means an exhaustive list and we have tried, where possible, to include a spread across age ranges and genres under the theme. Our policy is to include titles dating from five years to date in English and ten years to date in the Irish language. Any titles by an Irish author, illustrator, publisher or in the Irish language will be denoted with a shamrock.

Children’s Books Ireland in partnership with An Post #ReadersWanted, produced this resource with the expert assistance of Kim Harte. We also wish to acknowledge the work of our Inis magazine and Recommended Reads Guide reviewers.