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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The Boy in the Smoke – Maureen Johnson


A short story from the Shades of London series. I chose this book our to read from the library, online library, as I know that a lot of students were reading this as they worked through the books from past and present World Book Days.  It is one of the few WBD Books that I have ever read and I am not regretting it. It is a book that has made me want to go away and read some more of the series to see if it matches the level of quality of the short story in writing and story line, sadly I have not done so.

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