• A light brown hand with dark nail polish holds The Girl from the Sea in front of a small lake with fall foliage

    91. The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag

    We absolutely loved The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag! This graphic novel is a quick and cute read that digs into the nuances of coming out in various contexts and relationships, among other conflicts (*cough* rich people and their yachts *cough*). And the illustrations are beautiful!  Note: k’s audio is a bit weird on this one, but we tried to mitigate it. Sorry about that!! Recommend if you like… Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Heartstopper comics and show mermaids! As always, we’d love to be in discussion with you, magical people. Reach out to us on Instagram (@thelibrarycoven) or via email (thelibraycoven@gmail.com). Access complete show notes on…

  • A library copy of Brooms held aloft by a light brown hand with golden leaves in the background

    87. Brooms by Jasmine Walls and Teo Duvall

     This week we are discussing the graphic novel Brooms by Jasmine Walls and Teo DuVall (with additional contributions by Bex Glendining and Ariana Maher). This story follows a wide cast of characters in 1930s Mississippi, where magic is restricted based on race and class. Broom racing is outlawed by the state, but clandestine competitions offer much needed prize money. Mattie and Emma are two Chocktaw youth trying to evade detection by the authorities so they don’t get sent to government boarding school. So they learn to race and make connections with some queer and trans role models along the way.  Many thanks to Lee & Low Books for reaching out to…