Lighter Than My Shadow
A graphic memoir of eating disorders, abuse, and recovery. Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness; an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power toendure towards happiness.
Disability and Health; Mental illness; eating disorder; anorexia; binging and purging; therapy; teenager with an eating disorder
mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Graphic Novel
Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, 2018, Finalist, Young Adult Non-Fiction
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2018, Nominee, Young Adult
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018 Ages 14 and Older
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2018 Non Fiction
childhood; self-esteem; sexual abuse; England; university; energy healer; perfection; trauma
Green, Katie, "Lighter Than My Shadow" (2017). Diverse Families. 1784.