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Girl haven

by Sturges, Lilah,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 13 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Graphic Novels juv STURGES Lilah
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Graphic Novel JUV GRAPHIC NOVEL Sturges
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Graphic Novel J GR S
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Sturges
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CLP - East Liberty Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Sturges
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Sturges
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Sturges
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Graphic Novel J GRAPHIC F STURGES 2021 CRAFTON 05/21
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Collection  Juvenile - Graphic Novel
 
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J GN STURGES
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Graphic Novels j GRAPHIC STURGES
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Sewickley Public Library Young Adult New Book YA STU
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Whitehall Public Library Teen Graphic Novels YAGR Sturges
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Northland Public Library Teen Graphic Novels CHECKED OUT
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Summary
Full of wonder, humor, and heart, Girl Haven is the newest original story from the author of Lumberjanes .

Three years ago, Ash's mom left home and never returned, leaving behind a husband and child and a shed full of mystical curiosities related to the all-girl fantasy world she'd created as a child--Koretris. One day Ash invites a new group of friends from Pride Club over, and they try one of the spells to enter Koretris. To their amazement, they're all transported to a magical realm filled with human-sized talking animals who are fiercely protective of their world and are ready to fight to protect it. But if Koretris is real, why is Ash there? Everyone has always called Ash a boy--shouldn't the spell have kept Ash out? And what does it mean if it let Ash in?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After Ash--who questions being assigned male at birth and uncertainly uses he/him pronouns--and her classmates, fellow members of Marsha P. Johnson Middle School's pride club, read aloud from a spellbook found among her mother's old things, they are all are transported to Koretris, a world Ash's mother wrote about before disappearing years before. But Koretris is a haven for girls only--no boys allowed--so why was Ash able to travel there? Before she and her friends can return home, they are sent on a quest to rescue Queen Cassandra, captured by the Scourge, the embodiment of fear and toxic masculinity. And to do that, Ash will have to come to terms with who she truly is. Part fantasy-adventure, part coming-of-age story, Girl Haven is a ripping yarn that also does a fine job of explaining a singular gender experience while making it clear that there are many different gender experiences, none of which is wrong. The artwork and colors are clear and bright with a nod toward a manga influence, and the ending hints at a sequel."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Asher, a white child with dark blond hair, is tentatively exploring gender: he uses he and him pronouns, and he likes blue and purple nail polish and the idea of wearing a dress. His qualms about his existing expression are further compounded when he is transported to fantasy world Koretris, meant only for girls, along with Eleanor, Chloe, and Junebug, the Pride Club members at Marsha P. Johnson Middle School. Imagined as an intricate multimedia series of books and art by Asher's mother, who left Asher and his father three years ago under mysterious circumstances, Koretris is plagued by the Scourge, a group of boys who believe Asher is their king. Carter (Godslave) lacks consistency in character portrayals, and the progression of actions occasionally lacks clarity, while some of Sturges's (The Magicians: Alice's Story) character arcs suffer at the expense of Asher's--particularly that of Chloe, the only Black character, who has little effect on the plot. Still, full-bleed panels are filled with lush environments and graceful anthropomorphic animals in this accessible, affirmative tale of identity exploration. Clear back matter provides a concise, informative guide on gender, sex, and sexuality. Ages 10--up. Agent: Dara Hyde, Hill Nadell Literary. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Imaginary places -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Gender identity -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Gender-nonconforming youth -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Self-realization -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Imaginary places -- Fiction.
Gender identity -- Fiction.
Self-realization -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Fantasy.
Humorous stories.
Cartoons and comics.
Fantasy comics.
Action and adventure comics.
Animal fiction.
Humorous comics.
Genderqueer comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Portland, OR :2021
Edition First edition.
Contributors Carter, Meaghan, artist.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781620108659
1620108658
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