THE WITCH BOY by Molly Ostertag is a middle-grade graphic fantasy about magic and individual differences.
Aster has grown up in a world where girls learn magic and boys become shape-shifters. As he reaches maturity, Aster realizes that he wants to learn magic even though it’s forbidden in his society. Encouragement from an outsider, helps him gain the courage to trust himself and face his fears.
Librarians will be drawn to messages of inclusion and courage. Middle-grade children will enjoy the high-quality color illustrations and fast-paced story. Use the absorbing story, world-building, and well-developed characters to draw in new graphic novel readers.
Published by Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic on October 31, 2017. ARC courtesy of the publisher.