Top 3 Right Now: Emily’s LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels: Summer Camp Edition

This week’s little list of graphic novels set at summer camps featuring LGBTQ+ characters is brought to you by Emily, our teen librarian at our Monroe Library.

So, Emily, what do you suggest?

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Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash

Honor Girl is a memoir that reads a bit like a diary. The illustrations look like sketches and give the book a really intimate, personal feel. I also love that Maggie is into Backstreet Boys – I think the author is about the same age as me, and the hype was real!

Lumberjanes series by Noelle Stevenson

The Lumberjanes are my friendship role models! The storyline is a little wacky, but I appreciate how every character has their own personality and how they all support each other individually and as a group.

As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman

This is a quick read that focuses mostly on Charlie – young, queer, black and navigating her identities at an all-white Christian summer camp – but most characters have some development and learn something in this graphic novel. I enjoyed the setting of a backpacking trip – that’s a great place to learn about yourself and to grapple with life’s big questions.

These all look great. Thanks, Emily!

What are your top 3 books these days, readers?


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