JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH
“Every June, Pride Month celebrates the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. It’s a time to reflect on just how far civil rights have progressed in half a century and an opportunity to protest discrimination and violence. Australia is at the forefront of the push towards true equality and inclusion for LGBTI people, but there is more to do.”
[source: UN Youth Australia]
At Forest Hill College we pride ourselves on striving towards creating a culture on inclusiveness and acceptance.
Research shows that reading helps us build empathy, lets us feel “seen” when we read stories that reflect our own situations and, helps educate us on what life is like for people who have different life experiences to our own.
Visit the library, or the library catalog, to browse the many diverse books we have that feature LGBTQIA+ characters and lets us ‘Read with Pride’.
Also in this week’s newsletter – library staff have developed two new online tools to make it easier for you to find books you will enjoy reading.
Plus a progress update on the Year 7 & 8 Million Word Reading Challenge, including the winners of the random prize drawer held to celebrate the half-way mark of the Challenge. These students win a book of their choice (up to $20 in value).
And finally, a book spotlight review of a recently added title to the school library.
And don’t forget to follow the library on Instagram (@fhclibrary) for regular updates on reading suggestions, book reviews, photos from around the library and more!
Read more in this week’s library newsletter.