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Children's Fiction Lgbt

Ciel

by (author) Sophie Labelle

translated by David Homel

Publisher
Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2020
Category
LGBT, Friendship, Love & Romance
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772601367
    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price
    $10.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772601374
    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price
    $13.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

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!

About the authors

Sophie Labelle is an internationally renowned visual artist and author from the South shore of Montreal. 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. She lives in Finland.

 

Sophie Labelle's profile page

David Homel has translated over 30 books, many by Quebec authors. He won the Governor General's Literary Award in translation in 1995 for Why Must a Black Writer Write About Sex? by Dany Laferrière; his translation of Laferrière's How to Make Love to a Negro was nominated in 1988; and he won the prize in 2001 with fellow translator Fred A. Reed for Fairy Wing. His novels, which include Sonya & Jack, Electrical Storms, and The Speaking Cure have been published in several languages. Homel lives in Montreal, Quebec.

David Homel's profile page

Awards

  • Long-listed, OLA Best Bets
  • Commended, Tinlids: Maria Recommends - Fall 2020 Children's

Editorial Reviews

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

Kirkus Reviews

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