Lucy Powrie Reads With Pride!


​The wonderful author and YouTuber Lucy Powrie joins a stellar literary line-up of authors who are reading short clips of their work to celebrate LGBTQ+ visibility for Pride on the Amazon Stories and DayOne platforms!

#ReadWithPride is a celebration of LGBTQ+ authors and stories for Pride, featuring 2019 Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo, broadcaster and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Reverend Richard Coles, and transgender writer and columnist Juno Dawson.

A note from Gareth Johnson, co-chair of Glamazon UK, the employee group that promotes LGBTQ+ diversity and visibility at Amazon:

“Books have been a source of comfort and escapism for many during the lockdown, and at the same time many Pride events have been put on hold, this inspired Amazon’s books team to ask some of their favourite authors to read from their own works and to celebrate LGBTQ+ visibility.”

The short and poignant videos are timely reminders of the importance of voices being heard. These writers come from diverse backgrounds – they are not just LGBTQ+, but also people of colour, parents, partners, a peer and a priest.

In the first video (above), Lucy Powrie sums up the importance of LGBTQ+ representation in literature with a short passage from her Young Adult novel, The Paper & Hearts Society: Read With Pride. Lead character Olivia sets up a book club and tries to get the #ReadWithPride hashtag trending.

Check out more videos here and join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #ReadWithPride.