Our students have participated in Read with Pride, an initiative set up by Dulwich College Middle and Upper School’s Wodehouse Library, to raise awareness and celebrate LGBTQIA+ Young Adult (YA) fiction during Pride Month.
“It’s incredibly important to take part in Read with Pride because we have a diverse audience here in the library and diverse readers and we want everyone to feel represented.”
Alongside 42 other schools and colleges across the country, we created a relay of LGBTQIA+ YA books on Twitter and Facebook to educate and inspire students and young adults between Monday 5 June and Friday 30 June.
Each day, colleges and schools posted a photo of a different LGBTQIA+ YA book with staff or students reading the book with a mention of the next school in the caption to pass the baton.
Our book for the event was one of Wodehouse Library’s most requested LGBTQIA+ YA titles, Six Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did) by Tess Sharpe, a slow-burn queer romance about two girls who are DEFINITELY not friends, but they keep almost kissing.
Abby Barker, Librarian at the College, said: “It’s incredibly important to take part in Read with Pride because we have a diverse audience here in the library and diverse readers and we want everyone to feel represented.”
Last updated: 21st July 2023
Originally posted on: 30th June 2023