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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y G CUR (Text) 33500013323787 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library Y G CUR (Text) 33500013323795 New Checked out 02/05/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627796415
  • ISBN: 162779641X
  • ISBN: 9781250756145
  • ISBN: 1250756146
  • Physical Description: 366 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"It's the summer between middle school and high school, and Aiden Navarro is away at camp. Everyone's going through changes--but for Aiden, the stakes feel higher. As he navigates friendships, deals with bullies, and spends time with Elias (a boy he can't stop thinking about), he finds himself on a path of self-discovery and acceptance."--Page [4] of cover.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
    *Starred Review* In his powerful debut graphic novel, Curato, best known for the Little Elliot picture books, tells the story of one transformative week of Boy Scout camp in 1995, in which chubby, awkward Filipino American Aiden wrestles with the growing realization that he's gay. Spare panels with simplified, black line work and gray ink washes relay the bulk of the story, following Aiden through activity-packed days and the whiplash-inducing highs and lows of summer camp social interactions, not only navigating friendships on the cusp of high school but dealing with aggressive homophobic and racist bullying. Curato carefully and thoughtfully uses fiery orange-and-red ink washes to accent the black-and-white artwork, not only around the ubiquitous campfire but to indicate moments of intense emotion—anger, naturally, but also fear, hope, and ultimately strength. A lot happens to Aiden over the course of the week, including a desperate moment of suicide ideation, and the transformation of the visual metaphor of fire beautifully crystallizes his growth and resilience in that time. Just as his deft artwork meticulously balances between blazing feelings and quiet contemplation of natural beauty, Curato gives Aiden a poignantly well-rounded character: for all the homophobia and racism inherent in institutions like the Boy Scouts and the Catholic church, Aiden still defiantly finds inspiration and strength there. Masterfully nuanced and stunningly told, this is visual storytelling at its finest. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mike Curato is the author and illustrator of the Little Elliot series and has illustrated a number of other books for children, including Worm Loves Worm. Flamer is Mike's first graphic novel.

Subject: Boy Scouts of America > Comic books, strips, etc.
Coming out (Sexual orientation) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Teenagers > Suicidal behavior > Comic books, strips, etc.
Camps > Comic books, strips, etc.
Gay teenagers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Closeted gays > Comic books, strips, etc.
Infatuation > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels > United States.
Gays > Fiction.
Coming out (Sexual orientation) > Fiction.
Camps > Fiction.
Bullying > Fiction.
Boy Scouts of America > Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Boy Scouts of America.
Gay teenagers.
Graphic novels.
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Coming-of-age comics.
Gay comics.

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