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Love is love is love – always

Fingers crossed that the weather will be great at the Copenhagen Pride this year. It is always a ball, but sunshine makes it even better! Whether you are going or not, these titles will tide you over. Enjoy!

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Text: Susan Jessen Spiele

Emotional, fun and magic

Light From Uncommon Stars

By Ryka Aoki

Shizuka made a deal with the devil and has to pay by luring seven other violin prodigies to make the same deal. Having found the last one, Katrina, a young transgender runaway, suddenly love, and doughnuts get in the way.

Beautiful, insightful graphic novel

Gender queer

By Maia Kobabe

Maia slowly realises that they are not like the other children and young people. It is difficult to figure out when you don’t meet others like you growing up and don’t have the words to recognise and identify who you are.

Brutal, tender and unavoidable

Young Mungo

By Douglas Stuart

Growing up as a Protestant in a housing estate in Glasgow, Mungo should not befriend Catholic James. But he does, and their friendship evolves into something more. However, the working class in the eighties are not kind to boys who are different.

Vibrant, magical and original

The chosen and the beautiful

By Nghi Vo

In a fantastical retelling of The Great Gatsby, we see the story through the eyes of Jordan Baker, Daisy’s friend. A Vietnamese adoptee and queer, she is never really a part of the inside group but sees more than most.

Did you know?

Danish public libraries are open for anybody, regardless of nationality and fixed addresses. So wherever you are in Denmark, you can use the local library, which is often a haven for kids with great toys – especially on rainy days! Register with your yellow health card or passport if you want to check out materials. It is free and easy.

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