Lunar Boy

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$15.99  $14.87
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6.1 X 8.99 X 0.55 inches | 1.11 pounds

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About the Author

Jes and CIn Wibowo are Chinese Indonesian twins born in Jakarta. As Third Culture Kids, they spent their early childhood years moving back and forth between the US and Indonesia. The two both graduated with a BFA and eventually an MFA in sequential arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. They're currently based in Jakarta, eating comfort food and being perpetually culture-shocked wherever they go.


"A radiant palette of warm, sun-drenched pinks and oranges underscore the vibrant community of care and support that envelop Indu. Reminiscent of Le Petit Prince, this lustrous debut graphic novel signals a much brighter future for its protagonist and those who relate to him." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This luminously illustrated graphic novel offers readers a lovely story of change, understanding, identity, and belonging. Stellar: both heartbreaking and heartwarming." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[A] heartwarming story whose protagonist finds understanding with friends, family, and a broader community." -- Horn Book Magazine

"A fresh, empathetic tale of a transmasculine moon-boy's journey toward understanding one's space and the space that's sometimes necessary to give others. An expansive, organic palette with pastel pops of trans-flag pride, all with inclusive and friendly character design that leaves readers feeling dipped in sun/moonshine." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"With gorgeous, imaginative, sci-fi art steeped in Indonesian culture, Lunar Boy is a must-have tale of belonging that reclaims the rich queer history of the pre-colonial past for the post-colonial future. This graphic novel made me feel so warm and hopeful." -- Xiran Jay Zhao, author of New York Times bestselling Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor

"Lunar Boy is a salve for the yearning heart! A wonderfully vibrant and wholesome story of found family, and the importance of community." -- Bre Indigo, co-author of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, The Dog Knight, and Northranger

"A beautiful tale of acceptance and finding where you belong even within the vastness of space! Perfect for young readers looking for a positive and uplifting story about identity and family." -- Kay Davault, author of Misfit Mansion and Star Knights

"A poignant, heartfelt story about searching for understanding and community, Lunar Boy dazzles with beautiful color palettes, luxurious indigenous sci-fi futurism, and diverse characters from start to finish. Uplifting, heartbreaking, inspiring, and everything in between. A stellar debut." -- Zachary Sterling, author of Mabuhay!

"A beautifully blended story that connects the importance of communication, respect, patience, and understanding." -- Joanna Cacao, author of The Secret of the Ravens

"Lunar Boy is both tender and ethereal. With vibrant illustrations and an affirming queer narrative, Jes and Cin have created a rich world that will leave readers starry-eyed." -- Elle Pierre, author of Evelyn and Avery: The Art of Friendship