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As the crow flies

by Gillman, Melanie,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 21 copies
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* When 13-year-old Charlie, a black, queer girl, embarks on a feminist Christian backpacking trip, she hopes it will deepen her relationship with God. The beautiful mountains they hike through certainly spotlight the majesty of creation, but Charlie's the only black girl, and the hike leader's whitewashed understanding of spirituality and feminism makes it hard to feel connected to a tradition so bound up with the history of white supremacy. Still, though, there are moments of grace: her new friendship and solidarity with Sydney, a trans girl keeping her identity a secret to avoid scorn; the attractive daughter of the group's leader, who takes Charlie under her wing; and moments of quiet contemplation in a beautiful place. Gillman's lush, warm artwork, rendered entirely in colored pencil, brings the gorgeous scenery lovingly to life. The soft, luminous scenes of the mountains and nature emphasize the enormity of Charlie's undertaking, both spiritually and physically, and her interactions with the other people on the trip, from snickering over outdated concepts with Sydney to bringing up uncomfortable topics with adults, are nicely paced and expressive. With arresting artwork, this coming-of-age story, originally published as a webcomic, sensitively explores religion, spirituality, feminism, and friendship and perfectly balance thought-provoking moments with heartening humor. Perfect for anyone who loved Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese (2007).--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Gillman's brutally honest and wrenchingly beautiful story of friendship explores the simultaneous pain and joy of being young and queer. On Charlie's first day at a Christian sleepaway camp for girls, she sees what she believes to be a sign from God, but she has a crisis of faith after she discovers she's the only black girl in attendance and the camp staff start treating her badly. Their cruelty only grows worse during her group's hike to a centuries-old ceremonial retreat in the mountains. On the way, Charlie meets Sydney, a transgender girl who's just as fed up with their privileged counselor and oblivious peers, and the two band together for support during the emotionally and physically grueling ordeal. The book is unflinching in its examination of how solidarity among white, cisgender women can harm others. Charlie's pain is palpable, as are Sydney's alienation and fear, producing a story that's as resonant for marginalized readers as it is enlightening for those it critiques. Throughout, Gillman's meticulously realized colored pencil landscapes remain impeccable. This book radiates love and melancholy in equal measure. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects African American teenagers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
African American lesbians -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Teenagers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Gender identity -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Teenagers -- Religious life -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Group identity -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Religious camps -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Backpacking -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Young adult fiction.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher [Chicago, Illinois] :2017
Language English
Description 272 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781945820069
1945820063
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