by Melanie Gillman
Iron Circus Comics
Charlie Lamonte is thirteen years old, queer, black, and questioning what was once a firm belief in God. So naturally, she's spending a week of her summer vacation stuck at an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp. As the journey wears on and the rhetoric wears thin, 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.
Target age: 12 to 17
Heartfelt, stimulating, and sure to spark discussion about feminism's often less than inclusive attitudes toward marginalized groups. For all graphic novel collections.--Mahnaz Dar
About the Author:
Melanie Gillman holds an MFA in comics from the Center for Cartoon Studies, and currently lives in Denver, CO. This is their second all-colored-pencil graphic novel. Their first, Smbitten, is a lesbian romance about swing-dancing and vampirism.