Emma Press donates LGBT poetry book to schools

Emma Press donates LGBT poetry book to schools

Independent publisher the Emma Press is donating 100 copies of Wain, a collection of LGBT-themed poems for teens by Rachel Plummer, to schools in Scotland.

The donations were funded by Emma Press customers after the publisher received abusive, transphobic messages on social media about some of the poems in the book, said publicist Yen-Yen Lu.

The publisher is working with  LGBT Youth Scotland to distribute the book, which contains retellings of Scottish folktales and characters such as selkies, kelpies, and the Loch Ness Monster.

Wain is illustrated by Helene Boppert and was published on 28th February.