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Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston by Esme Symes-Smith
Hardcover $17.99
Nov 08, 2022 | ISBN 9780593485774

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ALA Rainbow Book Top 10 List

Everything you could possibly want from a middle grade fantasy….Fierce, sharp-witted and unapologetically queer.”
The Nerd Daily

★ “Tenacious, vulnerable, and gritty, Sir Callie is a hero that belongs on every library shelf. This is an important book that will capture every reader’s heart and imagination.”
SLJ, starred review

★ “In this uplifting debut, Symes-Smith skillfully crafts an emotionally rich adventure starring an intersectionally inclusive cast of courageous characters.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ ”A can’t-miss, one-of-a-kind (for now!) page-turner, bursting with heart…Among the best of the year—and a debut, no less.”
Booklist, starred review

Fierce, heartfelt and determined….Callie and their friends refuse to give up or stop questioning the discrimination within their society.” 
Kirkus Reviews

“Young readers will find a worthy hero in Callie.”

Symes-Smith has forged a razor-sharp story of bravery, emotional resilience, deep honor, and adventure!
Ash Van Otterloo, author of CATTYWAMPUS
“This warm hug of a book is a love letter to classic fantasy novels and a joyous celebration of found families, finding your place, and making your way in the world on your terms (and with your chosen pronouns). It’s thoughtful, inclusive, and an absolute joy.”

“A groundbreaking, magical story about fighting for who you are…Callie is a character every middle grade reader deserves to have on their shelves.”
— Nicole Melleby, author of HURRICANE SEASON
“A groundbreaking story with engaging, unforgettable characters, whose personal journeys will mean the world to so many young readers.”
— A. J. Sass, author of ANA ON THE EDGE

Sir Callie is the hero I needed while growing up, and I am so grateful this story exists for kids today.”
 —H.E Edgmon, Author of THE WITCH KING


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