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Ciel

A middle-grade novel by Sophie Labelle, translated by David Homel.

Sophie Labelle, translated by David Homel

Ciel is excited to start high school. A gender non-conforming trans kid, Ciel has a YouTube channel and dreams of getting a better camera to really make their mark.

Ciel can always rely on their best friend, Stephie, a trans girl who also happens to be a huge nerd. But their friendship begins to feel distant when Stephie makes it clear she wants the fact that she's trans to be less visible now that they're in high school.

While navigating this new dynamic with Stephie, Ciel is also trying to make a long-distance relationship work with their boyfriend Eiríkur, who just moved back to Iceland. Add to the mix a cute swim star named Liam, and Ciel's life is becoming more complicated by the minute! (From Second Story Press)

Sophie Labelle is a Montreal trans cartoonist, public speaker and writer. David Homel is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, journalist and translator.

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