Miss Powell sent out this message for the start of the new term:
"I hope you've enjoyed your half term - I've managed to get quite a bit of reading in!
June is Pride month and World Environment day was on Saturday 5th June, so our chosen reads this month are two books to do with climate change and two books that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. I hope this gives you some ideas of what to read!
Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Simon is a normal 16 year old boy. But he has one secret that he doesn't feel ready to reveal yet. Someone has discovered it, and is threatening to reveal it if Simon doesn't do what they want. The film Love, Simon is based on this book.
The Deepest Breath - Told in verse (like a poem), Stevie 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. 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...
There is No Planet B - Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics, pandemics - the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, and what should we do first?
The Marrow Thieves - In a dystopian future where the world has almost been destroyed by global warming, the indigenous people of North America are the only people left alive who can dream. They are hunted by the 'marrow thieves' who want to take this power away from them. Frenchie and the other survivors he's met on his travels band together to stay hidden - can they fight back?
If you're interested in climate change, the Geography subject page on the school website has a list of books that you might like! Let me know in the comments if you have any other book recommendations to do with these two themes."