Stars in their Eyes

Walton, J.
Fourteen-year-old Maisie, a cancer survivor and an above-the-knee amputee, is thrilled to attend her first fan convention with her mom, and dreams of meeting her idol, an action star who has a similar disability. On her adventure she faces and overcomes challenges related to her disability and meets and begins a budding relationship with artist and fan Ollie. This engaging graphic novel, with clear and expressive illustrations, deals with a number of social issues thoughtfully and in a relatable manner, notably disability, ableism, and accessibility, as well as single parents, gender identity, anxiety, and minority culture. Suitable for library or classroom collections and literature circles.
LGBTQ, Novel
Arts Education
  • 5-8

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