The Deepest Breath
Publisher: Little Island Books
A warm and sensitive LGBT story for young readers from an award-winning author. Stevie is eleven. She loves reading and sea creatures. She lives with her mum, and she’s been best friends with Andrew since forever. Stevie’s mum teases her that someday they’ll get married, but Stevie knows that won’t ever happen. There’s a girl at school that she likes more. A lot more. Actually, she’s a bit confused about how much she likes her. It’s nothing like the way she likes Andrew. It makes her fizz inside. That’s a new feeling, one she doesn’t understand. This second verse novel from the winner of the 2018 Children’s Books Ireland Eilís Dillon (first book) award is a sensitive and reassuring exploration of LGBT identity for younger readers.