The Deep & Dark Blue

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Product Details

Price
$24.99  $22.99
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
6.1 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316485982

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About the Author

Niki Smith is a cartoonist based out of Munich. She is a Lambda Literary Award-nomindated author for Crossplay, has been digitally published by DC Comics and The Nib, and has contributed to the Lambda Literary Award-winning Beyond anthology. This is her debut middle grade novel.

Reviews

* "Grayce's coming-out subplot is affirming; she is met with love and support by old family and new. Woven with magic."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"This full-color graphic novel has much to offer its readers: the action of a family coup, the world building of a fascinating faith of spinners and weavers, and a transgendered character finding her place in the world."--School Library Connection
"[C]apable worldbuilding and a positive look at transgender identity [...] Smith's anime-inspired illustrations are smooth and beautifully costumed, with an open, cartoon expressiveness."--Publishers Weekly
"Smith's artwork, recalling classic manga, delivers clearly choreographed action and intense facial expressions, which capably communicate poignant emotion during the many bittersweet scenes. [...] A rich tapestry of a story, with action and character development in equal measure."--Booklist
"[...] Smith's quick pacing and world building make this a page-turner for lovers of adventure and magic."--BCCB
* "Children figuring out where they fit in will appreciate this stunning work that does double duty as an absorbing adventure and a gentle musing on gender identity, family, and acceptance."--School Library Journal, starred review
"[The Deep & Dark Blue is] exactly the type of book to give to a trans child who's coming to terms with their identity. Smith designed the story to be gentle and empathetic while also providing the fun and thrills of a fantasy epic of daring-do and friendship. This is a complete epic story...a book for a kid to cherish and keep forever."--Bleeding Cool
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