In celebration of World Pleasure Month, Deliveroo is partnering with award profitable Irish writer Meg Grehan from County Louth, and the highest burger restaurant chain Wowburger, to supply free LGBTQ kids’s books with chosen meals.
The books, The Deepest Breath and The Area Between, are two exceptionally distinctive and progressive tales with LGBTQ themes geared toward kids and younger teenagers printed by impartial publishing firm Little Island Books. Prospects inserting an order with Wowburger on the Deliveroo app in Dublin and Cork will be capable to choose in so as to add the books to deliveries with chosen meal orders.
The present relationship and sexuality schooling (RSE) curriculum, first printed within the late Nineteen Nineties, is at present being overhauled by the Nationwide Council for Curriculum and Evaluation. Many welcomed an announcement by the Authorities final month that it’s ready to make legislative adjustments to make sure college students get an inclusive intercourse schooling programme, particularly in mild of a current examine performed by The Irish Second–Degree College students’ Union (ISSU) which discovered that greater than 35% of fifth and sixth yr college students acquired no RSE to this point throughout their time in senior cycle.*
Deliveroo believes LGBTQ visibility in kids’s books is a crucial a part of cultivating the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and elevated visibility of LGBTQ individuals inside society.
Arabella Jenkins at Deliveroo, mentioned:
Celebrating love in all its varieties is on the core of the Deliveroo model and we’re proud to play our half in PRIDE. It’s a privilege to be working with Meg Grehan, who’s books encourage kids to be their truest self.
Susan Bell, Head of Wowburger Operations, mentioned:
As a various and all inclusive model, Pleasure is a marketing campaign that genuinely means one thing to Wowburger. We’re delighted to accomplice with Deliveroo this World Pleasure Month for such a optimistic and significant giveaway.
Meg Grehan, writer, mentioned:
I can’t thank Deliveroo and Wowburger sufficient for serving to me in my mission to ship literature which makes room for an identification that’s too usually uncared for. I imagine tales like mine can play a component, nonetheless small, in beginning a dialog concerning the significance of queer illustration in youngsters’ books and media.
Meg Grehan is initially from County Louth and now lives in Donegal along with her girlfriend. Her debut e book, The Area Between, which is written in verse, is about queer women slowly falling in love. It gained the Eilís Dillon Award on the twenty eighth Kids’s Books Eire E book of the 12 months in 2018.
Her second novel, The Deepest Breath, was printed in 2020 and has been described as a young popping out story. It was celebrated by the KPMG Kids’s Books Eire Awards final yr, the place it gained the KPMG Judges’ Particular Award. It was additionally shortlisted for the Waterstones Kids’s E book Award 2020.
Each of Grehan’s novels are printed by Little Island Books, an award-winning impartial Irish publishing firm.
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