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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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Praise

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.”
Bookpage

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.”
— Jamie Pacton, author of THE LIFE AND (MEDIEVAL) TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY 

“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

Awards

Rise: A Feminist Book Project Top Ten SELECTION 2024

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