As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies

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"Charlie Lamonte is thirteen years old, queer, black, and questioning what was once a firm belief in God. So naturally, she's spending a week of her summer vacation stuck at an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp. As the journey wears on and the rhetoric wears thin, she can't help but poke holes in the pious obliviousness of this storied sanctuary with little regard for people like herself -- or her fellow camper Sydney." -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: [Chicago] :, Iron Circus Comics,, [2017]
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Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781945820069
1945820063
Characteristics: 272 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary: "Charlie Lamonte is thirteen years old, queer, black, and questioning what was once a firm belief in God. So naturally, she's spending a week of her summer vacation stuck at an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp. As the journey wears on and the rhetoric wears thin, she can't help but poke holes in the pious obliviousness of this storied sanctuary with little regard for people like herself -- or her fellow camper Sydney." -- Publisher's description.

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JCLEmmaF Jun 04, 2019

A critique of white, cis, straight feminism, in the context of a Christian summer camp, featuring one black girl, and one secretly trans girl. I liked this. I like the implication of god’s inclusivity at the end, tho the reader must assume it, just like the characters. I like how real the youth of the characters read.

OPL_MichelleC Jan 16, 2019

Beautifully illustrated tale of a genderqueer teen on an all-white Christian camping trip.

Makes you think about the whitewashing of history and the inclusion of others in that history.

Really thought-provoking.

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WPLYouthServices
Jan 14, 2019

I really enjoyed this one! A book about getting out of your comfort zone, exploring differences and endeavoring on new adventures.

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derikam
Oct 13, 2018

This book is BEAUTIFUL! I cannot think of a single reason not to read it.

A thoughtful book from the perspective of a queer teen of color, and the many micro-aggressions she must endure from the rest of her camp-mates and counselors.

DPLaprilteenservices Jul 13, 2018

A powerful look at faith, and the damage that microaggressions and lack of inclusion can cause marginalized folks, specifically from "nice white ladies." A great LGBTQ+ book for middle school readers, and the colored pencil art is gorgeous.

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wildct2003
Apr 11, 2018

Very good slice of life graphic novel. Easy to read and look at; has quite a number of wordless panels. Recommended.

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emilyc2017
Mar 20, 2018

I haven't read a graphic novel in a long time. But I wanted to read this one because of it's subject matter. Two queer girls find a bond in a Christian feminist camp for girls. How poetically ironic is that. The story was simple and uncomplicated and it got to the point. I really enjoyed reading it.

BostonPL_JordanD Jan 23, 2018

Will there be more? I really enjoyed this. I know it's a webcomic, but I got to the end of the print book and wondered if that was The End, or if there would be a volume two.

Anyway, I really liked the art, and the plot was engaging and realistic, I think. I would definitely recommend this to others.

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