Alan Turing - A Life Story BookRegular price £5.99
Reading level : 8 - 12 years.
Alan Turing: code-breaker, mathematician, father of modern computing.
Award-winning children's author, Joanna Nadin, explores the extraordinary life of code-cracking genius, Alan Turing. A Life Story:
This gripping series throws the reader directly into the lives of modern society's most influential figures.
With striking black-and-white illustration along with timelines and never-heard-before facts.
From Prejudice to Pride - A History of LGBTQ+ Movement BookRegular price £9.99
Reading level - 10 to 14 years.
A rare and inspiring retelling of the LGBTQ+ movement's struggle for civil rights.
From Prejudice to Pride looks at the rise and achievements of the LGBTQ+ movement and the different communities, pioneers and stories of heartbreak and courage that have marched alongside it.
Perfect for readers aged 11 and upwards, this book will inspire courage and pride in young LGBTQ+ people and help answer questions for all readers interested in gender and identity.
Follow LGBTQ+ history from ancient civilisations to the present-day, and learn about key events including the trial of Oscar Wilde, the Stonewall riots, the AIDS crisis, same-sex marriage and changing laws that have impacted on LGBTQ+ life. Gain insight into the shifting attitudes that have challenged lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and the experiences that help us understand what it means to be LGBTQ+ today.
Filled with photographs documenting LGBTQ+ life from the past and present, and from around the world.
Here I Stand - Stories That Speak For Freedom BookRegular price £7.99
For ages 12 years and up.
A varied and thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems for teens with a conscience, with striking cover illustrations by award-winning children's laureate Chris Riddell. With contributions from Frances Hardinge, Sarah Crossan, Matt Haig, Neil Gaiman and many more.
Did you know that ... government spies can turn on your phone and use the microphone to listen to your conversations?... that lesbian and gay relationships are illegal in 78 countries and can be punished by death?... that Amnesty recently recorded the highest number of executions globally for more than 25 years
Through short stories and poetry, twenty-five leading authors and illustrators explore the top human rights issues facing young people today. Now is the time to take a stand and make a difference.
Full list of contributors: Tony Birch, John Boyne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Kate Charlesworth, Sarah Crossan, Neil Gaiman, Jack Gantos, Ryan Gattis, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge, Jackie Kay, AL Kennedy, Liz Kessler, Elizabeth Laird, Amy Leon, Sabrina Mahfouz, Chelsea Manning, Chibundu Onuzo, Bali Rai, Chris Riddell, Mary and Bryan Talbot, Christie Watson and Tim Wynne-Jones.
Author: Amnesty International
Queer Heroes - Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present! BookRegular price £14.99
Reading level - 10 to 15 years.
This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ+ people through history and from around the world. It features dynamic full-colour portraits of a diverse selection of 53 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their incredible successes.
From Freddie Mercury's contribution to music, Emma González's brave and powerful message, Leonardo da Vinci's artistic legend, Harvey Milk's refusal to stay quiet and so many more inspiring queer heroes and icons and their tapestry of stories. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, this extraordinary book will show children that anything is possible.
Discover the inspiring stories of these LGBTQ+ artists, writers, innovators, athletes, and activists who have made great contributions to culture, from ancient times to present day. This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn more about a collection of inspiring figures in LGBTQ+ history:
Freddie Mercury, Sappho, Audre Lorde, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Frida Kahlo, Emma Gonzalez, James Baldwin, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Wang, Subhi Nahas, Tove Jansson, Alan Turing, Michelangelo, Martina Navratilova, Sia, Tim Cook, Pedro Almodovar, Virginia Woolf, Tchaikovsky, Vikram Seth, Yotam Ottolenghi, Johanna Sigurðardóttir, Marsha Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, David Bowie, Kasha Nabagsera, Lili Elbe, Matthew Bourne, Alvin Ailey, Harvey Milk, Willem Arondeus, Nergis Mavalvala, Rufus Wainwright, Marlene Dietrich, Larry Kramer, Didier Lestrade, Nabuko Yoshiya, Bayard Rustin, Claire Harvey, Barbara Jordan, Josephine Baker, k.d. lang, Kristen Stewart, Jazz Jennings, Elio di Rupo, Oscar Wilde, Harish Iyer, Khalid Abdel-Hadi, Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Ellen DeGeneres, and Portia de Rossi.
Rainbow Revolutionaries - Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History BookRegular price £12.99
Reading level - 8 - 12 years.
One of Time Out's "LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month," this groundbreaking, pop-culture-infused illustrated biography collection takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the lives of fifty influential queer figures who have made a mark on every century of human existence.
Rainbow Revolutionaries brings to life the vibrant histories of fifty pioneering LGBTQ+ people from around the world. Through Sarah Prager's (Queer, There, and Everywhere) short, engaging bios, and Sarah Papworth's bold, dynamic art, readers can delve into the lives of Wen of Han, a Chinese emperor who loved his boyfriend as much as his people, Martine Rothblatt, a trans woman who's helping engineer the robots of tomorrow, and so many more!
This book is a celebration of the many ways these heroes have made a difference and will inspire young readers to make a difference, too. Featuring an introduction, map, timeline, and glossary, this must-have biography collection is the perfect read during Pride month and all year round.
Adam Rippon, Alan L. Hart, Alan Turing, Albert Cashier, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Alexander the Great, Al-Hakam II, Alvin Ailey, Bayard Rustin, Benjamin Banneker, Billie Jean King, Chevalière d'Éon, Christina of Sweden, Christine Jorgensen, Cleve Jones, Ellen DeGeneres, Francisco Manicongo, Frida Kahlo, Frieda Belinfante, Georgina Beyer, Gilbert Baker, Glenn Burke, Greta Garbo, Harvey Milk, James Baldwin, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, José Sarria, Josephine Baker, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Julie d'Aubigny, Lili Elbe, Ma Rainey, Magnus Hirschfeld, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Marsha P. Johnson, Martine Rothblatt, Maryam Khatoon Molkara, Natalie Clifford Barney, Navtej Johar, Nzinga, Pauli Murray, Renée Richards, Rudolf Nureyev, Sally Ride, Simon Nkoli, Stormé DeLarverie, Sylvia Rivera, Tshepo Ricki Kgositau, Wen of Han, We'wha
*A Junior Library Guild Selection*
Author: Sarah Prager, Sarah Papworth (illustrator)
Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights BookRegular price £12.99
Suitable for 12 - 14 years.
From police raids to Pride, from shadows to rainbows: a queer victory story! On June 28 1969, around one o’clock in the morning, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a bar in Greenwich Village, New York. What happened that night would be a defining moment in queer history. Want to know what happened? Read this!
From the bold speeches of activists Karl Ulrichs and Audre Lorde to the birth of Pride and queer pop culture, this inspiring book is a rainbow-bright tribute to the LGBTQ+ heroes who dared to be themselves, fight back and speak up for their rights.
- An impassioned and timely look at the fight for queer rights
- Key individuals, historical turning-points, Pride and more
- Written by queer activist and anthropologist Jamie Lawson
- Featuring bold, stylish colour artwork by Eve Lloyd Knight
Rise Up! - The Art of Protest BookRegular price £12.99
A great book for children and teenagers.
The right to protest is hard fought and even harder to win. Yet it is the bedrock of any thriving democracy. When we stand together, our voices and opinions are heard by those in power. Protest has toppled governments and made laws. It has cost lives and it has changed lives.
In this book we look at six main areas of protest and explaining the reasons behind the protest issue, how it has been protested in the past and how these issues are being protested by children today. It will cover the international Women's Marches, #Black Lives Matter, the #Enough is Enough campaign and the work of CND and Greenpeace, illustrated with a mix of poster art and photography.
In association with Amnesty International, with a foreword by Chris Riddell.
Author: Jo Rippon
Troublemakers BookRegular price £7.99
Reading Age: 12 - 17 years.
A Coming-of-age novel about politics that celebrates activism. The main character has been raised by her older half-brother and his boyfriend, who are also central to the whole story.
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018
Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018
Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018
In three years I will be able to vote and I will still have less power than I did at the moment that I saw that email, which was such a tiny thing but look what happened.
Fifteen-year-old Alena never really knew her political activist mother, who died when she was a baby. She has grown up with her older half-brother Danny and his boyfriend Nick in the east end of London. Now the area is threatened by a bomber who has been leaving explosive devices in supermarkets. It is only a matter of time before a bomb goes off.
Against this increasingly fearful backdrop, Alena seeks to discover more about her past, while Danny takes a job working for a controversial politician. As her family life implodes, and the threat to Londoners mounts, Alena starts getting into trouble. Then she does something truly rebellious.
Author: Catherine Barter
What Was Stonewall? BookRegular price £4.99
Reading level - 8 to 12 years.
In the early-morning hours of June 28, 1969, police arrived at the Stonewall Inn's doors and yelled, "Police! We're taking the place!"
But the people in this New York City neighbourhood bar, members of the LGBTQ community, were tired of being harassed.
They rebelled in the streets, turning one moment into a civil rights movement and launching the fight for equality among LGBTQ people in the United States.
Who Was Harvey Milk? BookRegular price £4.99
Reading level - 8 to 12 years.
Although he started out as a teacher without aspirations to be an activist or politician, Harvey Milk found himself captivated by the history-making movements of the 1960s.
He would eventually make history of his own by becoming the first openly gay elected politician in California. While in office, Harvey Milk advocated for equal rights for the gay community.
Even though his life and career were cut short, Harvey is still seen by many as one of the most famous and most significantly open LGBT officials ever elected in the United States.
His life and legacy continue to inspire and unite the community.