Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo


I decided that, with so many of our students reading, and loving, Michael Morpurgo, I should try and read some of his work and this was the book that I decided to kick off with. I can agree with the students that this was a brilliant book and it moved me to tears when I read the ending, although I have not begun to recommend him as an author due to my limited experience with his other books.

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This Book is Gay – Juno Dawson

Cover of the Book (only found one with Pre-Transition name on the cover as mine is on loan to staff members).

I saw this book in the school library when I was searching for books on LGBTQ+ for a Pride display that we were doing (if they are going to have a queer librarian and celebrate Pride across the school for a month, they were going to get a display). It was one of the first books that I picked up from this category and after I finished it, it sadly had to be removed from our school library system (Chapter 9 was not appropriate for the school!) but it is not one that I regret picking up by any stretch.

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