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Children's Fiction Lgbt

Casey's Ball

by (author) Kit Yan

illustrated by Holly McGillis

Flamingo Rampant
Initial publish date
Oct 2019
LGBT, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Soccer
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8


Now that everyone knows Casey’s a boy, he’s on the boys’ soccer team and he loves to play soccer—the rush of the game, the exhilaration of his mightiest kick and the fun with his friends. He messes up and makes a big mistake but what matters is he’s trying and getting better with his family and teammates behind him all the way!

About the authors

Kit Yan is a Yellow American New York-based artist, born in Enping, China, and raised in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Kit is a 2021 Kleban Prize recipient for Libretto, a Vivace Award recipient for big ideas in musical theater, a former Musical Theater Factory Makers Fellow, Playwright’s Center fellow, Company One/Pao Arts Fellow, Lincoln Center Writer in residence, Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow and MacDowell Fellow. Their works include Interstate, which won "Best Lyrics" at the 2018 New York Musical Theater Festival, Queer Heartache, which won 5 awards at the Chicago and SF Fringe Festivals, and Miss Step which received a first draft commission from 5th Avenue theater.


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Holly McGillis is a non-binary illustrator living within the Greater Toronto Area. Their work focuses on the magical qualities of narrative and storytelling. Holly finds inspiration in the world above--the sky, stars and clouds. They tell of whimsical, light-hearted journeys held in places of wonder. They use a strong sense of nostalgia and detail in their work to create something reminiscent of a dream.


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