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Pride Reading Guide 2022

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

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Nioclás Beag Eachtraí Eile

Maireann eachtraí Nioclás Beag i gcuimhne mhuintir na Fraince ó chéadchuir siad aithne air sna caogaidí. Is iomaí eachtra atá i ndán do Nioclás agus iad scríofa i gcaibidlí gearra. Rinneadh dúchasú ar roinnt de na tagairtí cultúrtha, cuir i gcás léarscáil na hÉireann ar crochadh ar bhalla an tseomra ranga chomh maith le hUncail Eoin a bhíonn ag taisteal fud fad na hÉireann. É sin ráite, aithneoidh léitheoirí an lae inniu rian na haimsire inar scríobhadh é chomh maith leis an ngreann faoi leith a bhaineann leis, greann atá as alt in amanna le saol an lae inniu.

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Art Abú! Spiorad na Coille

Is í an troid lena Dhaid a chuireann tús le heachtra Airt, agus a chuireann fonn air éalú isteach sa choill. Cuireann an cúlbhrat dearg sna painéil leis an mbaol a bhraitheann an leaid óg. Ní fada go bhfaigheann sé amach nach í an choill an namhaid is mó atá roimhe. Beartaíonn sé féin ar eagla a chur roimh “An Cladhaire Mór”. Níl ach dhá chéim shimplí sa phlean atá aige: Iontas agus Díoltas!

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Peanut Jones and the Twelve Portals

The second book in Biddulph's clever, creative and delightfully funny Peanut Jones series, The Twelve Portals continues Peanut's adventures in the magical world of Chroma alongside her genius little sister and science-minded best friend Rockwell. When colour begins vanishing from the city that inspires all the world's creativity, Peanut and her pals are determined to find out why ¬¬- and to ensure Chroma's increasing monochromaticity doesn't cross over into their world.

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Beyond the Frozen Horizon

In the not-so-distant future, the world has finally recognised the threat posed by climate change. When Rory, an adventurous and nature-loving, girl isolated from her schoolmates by family circumstance is granted the opportunity to explore a re-wilded far north, she's thrilled.

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The Eternal Return of Clara Hart

The Eternal Return of Clara Hart, a timely exploration of toxic masculinity, is structured around two time loops: the loop in which the narrator, Spence, is forced to repeat the same day over and over again until he learns something about himself and his milieu; and the loop of grief in which he and his father have been stuck since the sudden death of his mother exactly one year ago.

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As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow

Eighteen year old Salama volunteers as a nurse at her local hospital in Syria. For fifty years, the country has been under dictatorship, and the Free Syrian Army has taken to the streets to protect civilians.

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All My Rage

Noor and Sal live in the desert town of Juniper, California. As part of the tiny Muslim community, they are treated as outsiders in school. Their lives have been filled with trouble and tragedy, but they have grown up almost as brother and sister under the loving eye of Sal’s mother Misbah. It is the voices of these three complex and wonderfully-developed characters that narrate this engrossing YA title.

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Mia and the Lightcasters

Mia lives in Nubis, a city plunged into a forever night by the menacing Reaper King. After a scary encounter with a wild umbra, a shadow creature, in the Nightmare Plains, Mia decides she no longer wants to follow her dream of being an umbra tamer.

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Mouse Heart

Set on a ship-theatre, docked in a gloriously stinking, tatterdemalion alt-Bristol, Mouse Heart is the tale of a theatre-orphan turning detective to save her friend from the gallows and the fictional Queen Anne II from assassination.