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Reading Challenge: A Book by a 2SLGBTQ+ Author

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Ah, June. School is winding down and you can feel summer around the corner. Although you can now use computers and washrooms at most libraries, we're not fully open yet. So our Pride Month celebrations are online – check out our Rainbow Storytime playlist on YouTube, including a puppet show!

This Reading Challenge category is another way of celebrating Pride Month. We all want to be seen and appreciated for ourselves. Books have the power to show us the importance of self-expression, unconditional love and acceptance. Explore our Reading with Pride booklist for more recommendations!

 

The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy
The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy
Rahul is super nervous about starting Grade 7. His grandfather gives him some advice: find one thing you're really good at and become the best at it.

 

The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith
The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith
In this fantasy adventure, noble-born twin brothers flee their home and go into hiding. They disguise themselves as girls and join a magical order of priestesses. If you enjoy this book, you might like our book club pick George and other read-alikes.

 

Families by Jesse Unaapik Mike, Kerry McCluskey and Lenny Lishchenko
Families by Jesse Unaapik Mike, Kerry McCluskey and Lenny Lishchenko
Families come in many different shapes and sizes, and what holds them all together is love!

 

Rainbow Revolutionaries by Sarah Prager and Sarah Papworth
Rainbow Revolutionaries by Sarah Prager and Sarah Papworth
Meet 50 2SLGBTQ+ people who made history! Be inspired by the stories of these athletes and activists, painters and scientists, emperors and hidden heroes.

 

Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution! by Joy Michael Ellison and Teshika Silver
Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution! by Joy Michael Ellison and Teshika Silver
Sylvia and Marsha are kind and brave and not afraid to speak their truth, even when it makes other people angry. Based on the true story of Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, the trans women who played an important role in the fight for 2SLGBTQ+ rights.

 

Tell No Tales by Sam Maggs and Kendra Wells
Tell No Tales by Sam Maggs and Kendra Wells
Shiver me timbers! A swashbuckling graphic novel inspired by the real story of the pirate Anne Bonny.

 

What Are Your Words? by Katherine Locke and Anne Passchier
What Are Your Words? by Katherine Locke and Anne Passchier
As they walk to the summer bash, Ari introduces Uncle Lior to all the people in the neighbourhood. A great way to learn about pronouns!