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As the Crow Flies

Title

As the Crow Flies

Authors

Melanie Gillman

Illustrator

Melanie Gillman

Publisher

Iron Circus Comics

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781945820069

Pages

272 pages

Genre

realism

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Charlie Lamonte is thirteen years old, queer, black, and questioning what was once a firm belief in God. So, she's spending a week of her summer vacation at an all-white Christian backpacking camp. And she can't help but poke holes in the pious obliviousness of this storied sanctuary with little regard for people like herself...or her fellow camper, Sydney.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Racial Diversity; Interracial; Homosexuality; Transgender; interracial friendship; queer; queer teenager; transgender teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

queer female; transgender female; boy to girl

Awards

Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, 2018, Finalist, Mosaic Award
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2018, Honor, Children's (Young Adult Literature)

Keywords

Christian youth camp; God; outsider; hiking; friendship; historical slavery; feminism; women's liberation

Diversity Impact

direct

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