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May 23, 2023 | ISBN 9780823450718

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★ “A tale of gender identity and recovery that will resonate with readers and leave them ­thinking long after the final page. A first purchase for all young adult library ­collections.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review

★”This solo debut—a fictionalized, somewhat autobiographical accounting, as indicated in an author’s note—explores its protagonist’s struggles to be a part of their family and community while learning to accept themself, potently reflecting on themes of addiction, healing, and identity.”Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

★ “Thoughtful artistic choices pair well with an excellent, illustriously lyrical approach to gender-expansive identity. . . . Claire’s story is a multifaceted must-have for young adult readers looking to better grasp the intersection of addiction and identity.”—Booklist, Starred Review
“Exaggerated size and perspective emphasize raw experiences throughout the graphic novel. . . . The watercolor and ink illustrations add even more weight to the scenes. . . .”—The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

“A brutal story with glimmers of hope shining through. . . .”—Kirkus Reviews

“A unique journey that doesn’t turn away from hard truths; courageously honest and vulnerable.”—Iasmin Omar Ata, the Ignatz Award-winning creator of Mis(h)adra

“Heartfelt and realistic, and painted in beautiful, lively watercolors—Constellations pulls no punches about the realities of navigating addiction and bullying as a teen, while also honoring the people who help us to survive and grow along the way.”—Melanie Gillman, creator of As the Crow Flies and Other Ever Afters
“Constellations is a gut punch for anyone who grew up as a delinquent queer kid, desperately trying to become a monster in a world that treats us like monsters. Glasheen’s watercolors shine with the clarity of memory, bringing us into a real 1986 that feels present, reminding us that the pain of interpersonal trauma is both historical and modern. We’re reminded that queerness, too, is both historical and modern, and that becoming your authentic self will always be healing, and will always bring us together.”—Priya Huq, cartoonist of Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin’s Hijab


School Library Journal Best Book of the Year SELECTION 2023

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