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Proud A stirring, bold and moving anthology of stories and poetry by top LGBTQ YA authors and new talent, giving their unique responses to the broad theme of pride Each story has an illustration by an artist identifying as part of the LGBTQ community Compiled by Juno Dawson, author of THIS BOOK IS GAY and CLEANA celebration of LGBTQ talent, PROUD is a thought provoking, funny, emotional readContributors Steve Antony, Dean Atta, Kate Alizadeh, Fox Benwell, Alex Bertie, Caroline Bird, Fatti Burke, Tanya Byrne, Mo ra Fowley Doyle, Frank Duffy, Simon James Green, Leo Greenfield, Saffa Khan, Karen Lawler, David Levithan, Priyanka Meenakshi, Alice Oseman, Michael Lee Richardson, David Roberts, Cynthia So, Kay Staples, Jessica Vallance, Kristen Van Dam and Kameron WhiteFollowing A CHANGE IS GONNA COME, winner of the YA BOOK PRIZE SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

About the Author: Juno Dawson

Previously wrote under the name James DawsonQueen of Teen 2014 Juno Dawson is the multi award winning author of six novels for young adults In 2016, she authored the best selling World Book Day title SPOT THE DIFFERENCE.Her next novel is the beautiful and emotive MARGOT ME Jan 2017 which will be followed by her adult debut, the memoir THE GENDER GAMES Jul 17.Juno also wrote the bestselling non fiction guide to life for young LGBT people, THIS BOOK IS GAY In 2016 a follow up, MIND YOUR HEAD, featured everything a young person needs to know about mental health.Juno is a regular contributor to Attitude Magazine, Glamour Magazine and The Guardian and has contributed to news items on BBC Women s Hour, Front Row, ITV News, Channel 5 News, This Morning and Newsnight concerning sexuality, identity, literature and education.Juno s titles have received rave reviews and have been translated intothan ten languages around the world.Juno grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who She later turned her talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing a weekly serial in a Brighton newspaper In 2015, Juno announced her intention to undergo gender transition and live as a woman.Juno writes full time and lives in Brighton In her spare time, she STILL loves Doctor Who and is a keen follower of horror films and connoisseur of pop music In 2014 Juno became a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL.

10 thoughts on “Proud

  1. says:

    Being effeminate doesn t make you gayBeing sensitive doesn t make you gayBeing gay makes you gayBe a bit gay, be very gay You will not read a book that isa cuterb funnierc prouder anddHELLA FORKING QUEERthan Proud Ever.I have read my fair share of anthologies And they re all kinda fine Some really good stories, some really meh ones You know how it is But this one A TRUE WINNER Every poem, every story, every illustration a masterpiece

  2. says:

    As if you all didn t tell me this was coming I don t even know you any.

  3. says:

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. I didn t expect to enjoy this as much as I did, but holy crap this really was a great anthology And this is coming from someone who usually has the hardest time getting into anthologies and reading them fast, but I just couldn t put this down.All stories are set in modern day UK with the exception of one set in Ireland and one

  4. says:

    Juno Dawson pulls another dazzler with ProudWelcome to being LGBTQ Your life is inherently political Politicians, all over the world, are still discussing whether or not you should have the same fundamental human rights as straight or cisgender peopleDawson provides a wonderful and emotive forward and introduction, reminding us how far things have come in 30 years but also the challenges still faced Including the fact that many LGBTQ authors and stories have

  5. says:

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I could not be happier to have gotten the chance to review this book in advance This anthology contains twelve short stories and each of this story has an illustration created especially for it The authors and the illustrators are all part of the LGBTQ community Plus there is also a foreword written by Juno Dawson, the author who compiled this entire anthology The hard

  6. says:

    This is DNF in a good way I m coming back to it on release as I just can t read ebooks without migraines and I really want to enjoy this one I am SO EXCITED for this.Just look at the contributors This is going to be another excellent anthology Having to read this a little at a time when all I want to do is devour it at once but hey ho my body won t let me so I ll update as I go.The forward had me in tears The introduction had me in tears Someone sendtissues, please.Penguins

  7. says:

    This book is sooooo good I almost cried several times and probably would have shed some actual tears had it not been for me sitting on the subway reading There are just so many beautiful affirmations of the queer community and the artwork was A

  8. says:

    Gifted A joyous, brilliantly curated collection of short stories highlighting the full range and breadth of LGBTQ diversity in the UK and Ireland

  9. says:

    A beautiful and important collection of work I loved almost every piece, and the few that I didn t love as much were still moving and important in their own right I recommend this book to everybody who is LGBTQ , or a true ally who wants to support writers and artists who are.

  10. says:

    I want everyone I ll ever meet to read this anthology, either to feel represented and celebrated or to see lgbt people just being people maybe I ll write a little about the stories later on

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