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Pride and Joy

A Story About Becoming an LGBTQIA+ Ally
  • Authors
    • Frank J. Sileo
    • Kate Lum-Potvin
  • Illustrator
    • Emmi Smid
  • Foreword
    • Vanessa Williams
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Joy loves her big brother, Noah. He's the best brother, skateboarder and cookie baker there is! So, when Noah is teased for being gay, Joy wants to help. But how?

Joy decides to become an ally - someone who supports others through their words and actions. With her best friend, Elliott, Joy takes action, baking 'Pride and Joy' cookies to raise money for the local LGBTQIA+ center. But when the bully tries to put an end to the bake sale, Joy learns that being an ally means using your words, too.

Written by an award-winning author team, and with charming illustrations throughout, Pride and Joy introduces children to LGBTQIA+ allyship and teaches them the value of inclusion and courage. Featuring a reading guide for adults and questions for discussion, this beautiful, uplifting picture book is a must-have for every young ally.
  • Published: May 18 2023
  • Pages: 48
  • 245 x 245mm
  • ISBN: 9781839975264
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Press Reviews

  • Dr Brendan J Dunlop, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Lecturer and Author of The Queer Mental Health Workbook

    A beautiful glimpse into what cultivating allyship means for children and young people. A reminder of how important parents and caregivers are during these formative years, and the power of words and genuine connection.
  • Chris Tompkins, author of Raising LGBTQ Allies: A Parent’s Guide to Changing the Messages from the Playground

    Pride and Joy is not only a book with a heartfelt story, it's a beautifully illustrated book that has an important message. Creating allies and a world where closets don't exist happens one child at a time. And it begins with each of us and what we say, as much as what we choose not to say. Pride and Joy is a book that offers families courage, hope, strength, and most importantly, it inspires children how to be an ally in a timely and creative way. We could all benefit from a little more Pride and Joy in the world!
  • Tricia Friedman, founder of and host of The Be a Better Ally Podcast

    Pride and Joy is a book that will help educators and caregivers spark a critical conversation about what it means not only to be an ally, but to understand the true purpose of friendship. This book's gorgeous illustrations perfectly speak to the themes of this book. I would also recommend this text to school leaders who are seeking to explain and explore the greater significance of social emotional learning with their community of parents and guardians.