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'Twas the Night Before Pride

'Twas the Night Before Pride

Published: 2 Jun 2022

Hardback, 32 pages

By Joanna McClintick

Illustrated by Juana Medina

Published by Walker Books Ltd

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A glittering celebration of queer families puts Pride gently in perspective - honouring those in the LBGTQ+ community who fought against injustice and inequality.

Pride's a day that means "Together, we are strong!"This joyful picture-book homage to a day of community and inclusion - and to the joys of anticipation - is also a comprehensive history. With bright, buoyant illustrations and lyrical, age-appropriate rhyme modeled on "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," it tackles difficult content such as the Stonewall Riots and the AIDS marches.

On the night before Pride, families everywhere are preparing to partake. As one family packs snacks and makes signs, an older sibling shares the importance of the parade with the newest member of the family. Reflecting on the day, the siblings agree that the best thing about Pride is getting to be yourself.

Debut author Joanna McClintic and Pura Belpre Award-winning author-illustrator Juana Medina create a new classic that pays homage to the beauty of families of all compositions - and of all-inclusive love.

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