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Second Story Press Fall 2020

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By (author): Sophie Labelle Translated by: David Homel
9781772601367 Paperback, Trade, Adhesive bound English, Translated from: French Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / LGBT Quebec Sep 15, 2020
$10.95 CAD
Active 5.25 x 7.5 x 0.4 in | 160 gr 192 pages Second Story Press
Tinlids: Maria Recommends - Fall 2020 Children's 2020, Commended OLA Best Bets 2021, Long-listed
Ciel is busy trying to navigate their first year of high school…

Ciel is excited to start high school. A gender non-conforming trans kid, Ciel has a YouTube channel and dreams of getting a better camera to really make their mark. Ciel can always rely on their best friend, Stephie, a trans girl who also happens to be a huge nerd. But their friendship begins to feel distant when Stephie makes it clear she wants the fact that she’s trans to be less visible now that they’re in high school. While navigating this new dynamic with Stephie, Ciel is also trying to make a long-distance relationship work with their boyfriend Eiríkur, who just moved back to Iceland. Add to the mix a cute swim star named Liam, and Ciel’s life is becoming more complicated by the minute!

Sophie Labelle is an internationally renowned visual artist and author from the South Shore of Montreal, in French Canada. She is the transgender cartoonist behind Assigned Male, a webcomic about a group of queer and trans teenagers that has been running since 2014 and has touched millions of readers.

- A book for middle graders about a trans character that doesn’t focus on the character’s transition, or dwell exclusively on negative aspects of being trans.
- Sophie Labelle’s webcomic, Assigned Male, features the character of Ciel and has a huge following on a number of different platforms online.
- Sophie’s facebook page (@lasophielabelle) has almost 54,000 followers, and she also has popular followings on Tumblr, Twitter, and web/comic platforms.
- In 2020, Sophie Labelle has over one hundred planned lectures, book signings, events and talks, around the world from Asia to Europe to North America.
- Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
- Extensive ARC distribution, advance e-galleys
- Author interview on blog and social media promotion
- Reach-out to diversity, LGBTQ+ media (traditional, social, and online)

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This charming novel depicts a realistic slice of life as a nonbinary teen. - Kirkus Reviews

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