The Deepest Breath


A warm, sensitive and reassuring exploration of LGBT identity for younger readers, told in verse novel form by an award-winning author.
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. Stevie needs to find out if girls can like girls - love them, even - but it's hard to get any information, and she's too shy to ask out loud about it. But maybe she can find an answer in a book. With the help of a librarian, Stevie finds stories of girls loving girls, and builds up the courage to share the truth with her mum. This second verse novel from the winner of the 2018 Children's Books Ireland Eilis Dillon (first book) award is a sensitive and reassuring exploration of LGBT identity for younger readers.
Meg Grehan is a young writer originally from County Louth but now hiding away in Donegal in the northwest of Ireland, with a very ginger girlfriend, an even more ginger dog and an undisclosed number of cats (none of whom is ginger). She has written for online newspapers and journals such as The Arcade. Her first book The Space Between won the Eilis Dillon Award at the 2017 Children's Books Ireland Awards. She is currently studying film and likes cake and rain; dislikes going outside.

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JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Relationships; JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General; P