Lighter Than My Shadow

Title

Lighter Than My Shadow

Authors

Katie Green

Publisher

ROAR

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780606406468

Pages

508 pages

Genre

memoir

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Mental illness; eating disorder; anorexia; binging and purging; therapy; teenager with an eating disorder

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

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

Keywords

childhood; self-esteem; sexual abuse; England; university; energy healer; perfection; trauma

Diversity Impact

direct

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