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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 LGBTQIA+ inclusive stories for young readers aged 0–18.

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And Everything Will Be Glad To See You: Poems by Women and Girls

This is an inspiring collection of poetry, gorgeously illustrated and presented. The cloth bound cover promises magic within, and the book delivers on every page. Editor Ella Risabridger’s introduction sets the tone and both it and the conclusion are thought provoking and beautiful. They whisper gently about acceptance of all our different ways of being, about stepping into our own power and what it means to be alive in this time.

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The Map of Leaves

Orla Carson has closed herself off from the world when her Ma died. All she wants is to be left alone in her garden with her horse and the plants whose whispers she understands. But when a mysterious illness comes to the village of Thorn Creek and the blame is cast on nature and the wild, she must leave and embark on a journey in search of a cure. With only her Ma’s book of plants and remedies as a guide, she must begrudgingly team up with Idris and Ariana, who are hunting for the cure for their own reasons.

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The Upside Down River: Tomek's Journey

Thirteen-year-old orphan Tomek runs a grocery store where, one day, a stranger girl comes into his shop asking for various items. She tells him she is looking for a magic river whose waters are eternal. Tomek develops a yearning to travel, and to bring some of the eternal water back for a beloved elderly man in his village.

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The Sky Over Rebecca

Kara Lukas is lonely. In the atmospheric Swedish winter, she watches the frozen lake, watches the stars, and tries to uncover the mystery of a snow angel. Strange noises in the woods and inexplicable footprints lead her to Rebecca and her brother Samuel in their small isle hideout. The Jewish siblings are not only from another place, but another time. A bond of friendship forms across space and time as two lonely girls find each other.

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The Secret of the Treasure Keepers

It is February 1948 and our heroine Ruth is whisked off to Rook Farm in the English countryside to help her mother investigate the discovery of buried Roman treasure. But secrets and hidden motives abound and all is not what it seems on this isolated farm. Things come to a shocking head when the artefacts are stolen and Ruth must race to uncover the secrets of the treasure keepers before all their lives are changed forever.

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The Thief Who Sang Storms

Linnet is an alkonost, bird-like creatures similar to humans who have the gift of singing magic. Their island of home of Morovia was once peacefully shared with humans, but now the island is divided, singing magic is outlawed, and the alkonosts are forced to live in a swamp.

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Circus Maximus: Race to the Death

In this book we follow Dido, female charioteer and champion of the Circus Maximus, during the reign of Emperor Caligula, the third Roman Emperor.

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I Got This

Erin is a young girl who dares to dream. So when her favourite girl band Fusion announces that they’re holding a competition to find someone to be in their next music video, she is determined to prove to herself and others that she can win. Erin has more than one reason to do this. She has achondroplasia (the most common form of dwarfism), and so does her brother Joe. She wants to show him that this won’t get in the way of them achieving anything they want from life. But she has a lot of work to do if she’s going to win that prize.