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Snapdragon
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Kat Leyh's Snapdragon is a magical realist graphic novel about a young girl who befriends her towns witch and discovers the strange magic within herself. Snap's town had a witch. At least, thats how the rumor goes. But in reality, Jacks is just a crocks-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells roadkill skeletons onlineafter doing a little ritual to put their spirits to rest. Its creepy, sure, but Snap thinks its kind of cool, too. They make a deal: Jacks will teach Snap how to take care of the baby opossums that Snap rescued, and Snap will help Jacks with her work. But as Snap starts to get to know Jacks, she realizes that Jacks may in fact have real magicand a connection with Snaps familys past.
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Lauredhel
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This graphic novel is absolutely brilliant, I loved it. Best gn I've read this year, and I've read a lot. Why did I not see buzz about this at the time? Originally titled Roadkill Witch, it's witchy and not at all twee, and super queer. Content note for domestic violence and some harm to animals, and school bullying. None of this is excused, and comeuppance happens. Give this to the LGBTQIA & magic-loving young people in your life. Or not-young

shanaqui Sounds like fun! Thanks for the review. :D 6d
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Lauredhel
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Lauredhel
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Latest Libby borrow - this looks cute!

On my hook : making a scarf from the leftovers from my cardigan.

#litsycrafters #booksandcrochet #booksandcraft #graphicnovels

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Jesy
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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March was a powerful month - with our oldest finding their favorite graphic novel.

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AkashaVampie
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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The way they drew her hair makes her look like a moose. Does anyone else see it?

BethM I immediately thought she was a moose lol. 1mo
Yuki_Onna Oh yeah! 😂 1mo
Jari-chan Definitely a moose 🤣 1mo
Kenyazero I immediately thought of the horned dragon from Dragon Ball because my brain was still exploring “dragon” 1mo
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AkashaVampie
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Trying my first GN. I don't really do comics, but love love love what this story is about. Keeping my fingers crossed that I will enjoy it.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

BethM THis sounds great! 1mo
Yuki_Onna Why on earth did they draw her hair like that?😂🦌 1mo
ElizaMarie As you know… I love graphic novels. Really you just need to find one that speaks to you (I love a certain aesthetic) .. I did enjoy this one. Hope you do too! 1mo
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Karisa
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Witches, friendship, parenthood, past loves, roadkill, gender identity, ghosts… This sweet little graphic novel packs in so much heart without being corny or preachy! I loved it, and it even made me tear up in the best way. #LMPBC

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Kenyazero
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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I absolutely adored this witchy, queer book about a girl who makes friends with a witch in the woods and takes an interest in natural science. Super charming! The character designs are wonderful, the support and acceptance we see throughout is heartwarming, and the gender and identity exploration is rewarding. Great Black rep! Bonus points for senior characters and two holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving). #LGBTQ #Comic #Witch

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Kenyazero
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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So far, this book has everything I could want in a book: bikes, foxes, old people in crocks.... And possum joeys!

I'm reading this for #JoysOfJune readathon and for the #LGBTQBookBingo June bonus prompt "nature in title," (I originally pivied it up for "bike on cover") but it's been on my list for a while. #LGBTQ2022

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Loved this one! 2mo
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Branwen
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Pride Month: Day Eleven! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

This is a graphic novel that I am constantly recommending to people because it is so darn good! Great story, lots of fantastic queer rep, and lovely artwork!

#pridemonth #queerbooks #lgbtq

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LibrarianRyan
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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@Allylu this is finally on it‘s way. I‘m so sorry it‘s late. It has this months and last months. I just had such a hard time with the book I picked. But snapdragon was fantastic. It was shipped at lunch (and will be in a Halloween enevelopes. #lmpbc

Allylu Thank you so much. I will keep an eye out for it. Halloween envelope? Cool! 3mo
LibrarianRyan @Allylu Yeah. Out of season, but since I still have some, I still use them. Orange with bats, jack-o-lanterns, cobwebs, etc. 3mo
Allylu I can‘t wait! 3mo
Allylu I got them today! 3mo
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LibrarianRyan
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐5 ⭐
This book was amazing. Snapdragon is just a girl looking for her dog. She just knows the witch took them and will eat the dog if she doesn‘t get there fast enough. But Snap is not afraid of any witch. She actually befriends Jacks, and learns more about her own history. It has all sorts of representation and none of it feels pushed. It is so full of love and heart that you just want to hold it and dance around the room

jen_the_scribe My daughter introduced me to this one and we both loved it 😊 4mo
LibrarianRyan @jen_the_scribe This was for #LMPBC and it was a great choice. I did her other book Thirsty Mermaids last round, and it was not as MG as this one. Still great though. 4mo
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IndoorDame
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Clwojick Oh! This looks cute! 5mo
IndoorDame @Clwojick it really was!!! 5mo
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Branwen
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Best Books of 2021! 🎉🎉🎉 Graphic Novels! 📚

I read a ton of manga and graphic novels this year! And honestly, so many of them were amazing! But these are the top 5 that I loved the most! 😍

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underground_bks
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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The half spooky half sweet, all feel-good, skeleton-articulating, witchy middle grades graphic novel you never knew your lonely little Halloween heart NEEDED. When Snap encounters her town‘s rumored witch, Jacks, she finds an old lady who sells roadkill skeletons online…and who may just have actual real magic—but Snap can‘t begin to guess at all that both past and future have in store for them both—and their families, immediate, furry, and found.

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breadnroses
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Actually finished this several weeks ago but I‘ve been reading this graphic novel with my 7th graders in my graphic literature class! It‘s super colorful & cute (the art style is very reminiscent of Steven Universe) with plenty of mystery and magic. This book has multiple queer & trans characters and discusses self-love and acceptance in a way that I think all middle schoolers can find relatable. Highly recommend for readers of all ages!! ⭐️5/5⭐️

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oddandbookish
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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This was such a cute graphic novel!

The story was so heartwarming. I loved how Jacks and Snapdragon‘s backgrounds and pasts were connected. There were some parts where I was wondering on the relevance of some things (like the story of One-Eyed Tom), but it all came together at the end.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2021/09/13/review-snapdragon/

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ElizaMarie
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 12mo
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ElizaMarie
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Found this one on Libby :) Looks super cute and I had had it on my TBR for a while now :)

#JustAnotherGraphicMonday
@Bookworm54 @AkashaVampie @AsYouWish @jb72 @AnansiGirl

Also part of Goal #1 for #AwesomeAugust @Andrew65

Andrew65 It does look cute! 12mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I enjoyed this one! 12mo
ElizaMarie @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I am about halfway through and I am really enjoying it so far :) It's super cute and I love the inclusive message it is having.

@Andrew65 - it is super cute! You should check it out :)
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Andrew65 @ElizaMarie Will be doing 😊 12mo
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Zephsomething
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Y‘all this book is So Cute! I love it so much. If there was a level higher than pick I would use it. It‘s got magic and dogs and ghosts and queer folks and awesome parents and kickass kids, what else could you ask for?

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WanderingBookaneer
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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ShyBookOwl ♀️💪🏾😊 1y
faelinwolf Love this book so much! 😍 1y
rachelsbrittain I adore Snapdragon! 1y
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Grrlbrarian
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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My favorite #BookSpin so far 🙌 Witches, skeletons, good dogs, great moms, acceptance, animal ghosts, hand-raising baby opossums. AND THE ART. Perfection. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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twolittlefeetreads
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Well if this wasn't the cutest! Snapdragon is a middle school kid living in a trailer park with her mom and dog Good Boy. Snap doesn't feel like she quite fits in anywhere until she makes a couple of new friends and discovers some new talents. I just loved this little story!!

#snapdragon

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Branwen
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Here's my B&N book haul! The bottom two are graphic novels that I recently read from the library and loved them SO MUCH I decided to get my own copies! Master of the Revels just came out and Phoenix Extravagent has been on my tbr list for awhile! It has mechanical dragons in it! 😲 Also it's a beautiful, sunshine-y day today and the colors really drew me in! 💕📚 #barnesandnoble #bookhaul

rachelsbrittain Loved Phoenix Extravagant! 1y
Branwen @rachelsbrittain I'm really excited for it! 1y
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Branwen
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Two new middle grade queer graphic novels came in today! I snapped them up to bring home and read before the patrons even knew they were there! 😁👍📚💕 #librarylove #librariansoflitsy

rachelsbrittain Snapdragon is incredible! 1y
Branwen @rachelsbrittain OMG IT REALLY IS!!! 😲 THE END MADE ME CRY! IT WAS SO LOVELY! 1y
rachelsbrittain @Branwen it's just so good and pure!! 1y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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When Snap‘s dog goes missing, she decides to investigate claims about the town witch who eats pets... with life changing and heart warming results!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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The expression on Snap‘s mums face made me 😂

twolittlefeetreads I loved her face when she asked Lu "that my skirt?" ? 1y
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Laughterhp
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Finished this yesterday, but didn‘t get a chance to post it!

OMG! This book is so good. Everyone should add it to your TBR! A witchy, lgbt, heartwarming, diverse, middle grade (and a whole bunch of other things) story. I‘m so glad Rachel recommended it, otherwise I probably would never had heard of it.

#NewYearWhoDis
#BookSpinBingo

rachelsbrittain So so glad you enjoyed it so much!! 2y
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Laughterhp
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Finally getting a couple of books in from the library for #NewYearWhoDis - I‘m going to start with the tagged book

Also, some book mail. Received my #BOTM box today, received Wolf Hall from @Ajessgirl and won Mother May I from #LibraryThing

Lots of books to read!! 🤗

Megabooks I have that same box coming today! 2y
rachelsbrittain Yayy!! I love this one so much! And I'm hoping to start in on some of my #NewYearWhoDis list soon, too 😊 2y
monalyisha So exciting! 2y
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GirlNamedJesse
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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I really enjoyed Snapdragon, Jacks, and the magic, but my favorite was the family history and how everything came together. 💙

AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie have u tried this one? 2y
ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie no but it looks so cute. I will have to check it out 2y
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie ur welcome hun 2y
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sebrittainclark
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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4/5

This is a real cute graphic novel about magic and friendship. The art is adorable and it's just an all around fun little read.

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sebrittainclark
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1. Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

2. Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

3. Lightbringer by Claire Legrand

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Great picks 2y
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cozypunk
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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I didn't take a picture of it, but this is the book I loved the most from my mental-haze during lockdown. My reading habits are the first thing to suffer when my mental & emotional health takes a dip. But Snapdragon was wonderful! And months later, I keep thinking about these weirdo, heartwarming characters. #dw2020reads

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ShansMousey
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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I loved this graphic novel! It's quirky and weird and the art style is fun and expressive. If you love stories about witches and misfit kids you'll love Snapdragon.

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SkeletonKey
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Another hold came in at work! I‘m halfway through this graphic novel and it‘s SO GOOD.

Tamra Would this be suitable for a 10 year old? 2y
SkeletonKey @Tamra - Yes! It‘s found in the kids graphic novel section in our library. It explores gender roles in a really wonderful way. 2y
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Briary
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Uh so, did some book shopping. Again. 🙈

But in my defense been also reading a LOT, even if not the books I was planning to read. Oh the joys of being a mood reader and having the attention span of a duck. 🦆📚

ozma.of.oz I just really, really love those editions of Discworld. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Briary @ozma.of.oz They are great! Slowly updating my paperbacks with them and it's hard to pace myself 😁 2y
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jen_the_scribe
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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I got this graphic novel for my 11 year old, and she insisted I read it too. It was a quick read, but such a cute story with a diverse cast of characters. The artwork is so lovely and whimsical. My daughter and I both loved it.

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Mindelan
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I just finished this, and I really liked it. Snapdragon ends up helping the town witch nurse a bunch of orphaned baby possums back to health. She‘s not scared, because she knows the rumors are false, the skeletons are taxidermy to sell on the internet, and Jacks is not actually a witch. Except.. maybe she is? This was a fun, mysterious little adventure with some really great meditations on gender, and the facial expressions are laugh-out-loud.

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rachelsbrittain
Snapdragon | Kat Leyh
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Quite possibly my new favorite graphic novel. An almost unbearably cute story about a weird young girl who discovers the town witch is actually a taxidermist... but maybe also a witch. So many friendship and family feels plus great explorations of identity and honestly the cutest illustrations. Snap's facial expressions and dramatic reactions just about did me in. Read it, read it, read it!

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rachelsbrittain
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Okay this is maybe the cutest comic I've ever read. I'm obsessed.

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AshleyKorinE
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This book was so much fun! I loved the characters, the magic, the love story! Snap is a girl who deals with bullies and is often called weird but she‘s just herself. Her best friend is Lu a trans girl learning how to be herself while in public school. Then there‘s Jacks, an elderly person who is called the witch of the town that really just puts bones together and sells them online. It‘s just sweet and nice and a really good middle grade!