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Stage Dreams

In this rollicking queer western adventure, acclaimed cartoonist Melanie Gillman (Stonewall Award Honor Book As the Crow Flies) puts readers in the saddle alongside Flor and Grace, a Latinx… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • Dewey: 741.5/973


MTV News

“[A] whirlwind adventure and a blossoming romance…” —MTV News


NPR Books

“Stage Dreams’ sweeping lines and dimensional shading are rich pleasures.”—Etelka Lehoczky for NPR Books


Publishers Weekly

“[D]elves into queer history and spins a witty and extravagant yarn about a dashing duo.”—starred, Publishers Weekly


School Library Journal

“This charming and poignant queer romance set against a Civil War–era backdrop will resonate with readers.”—starred, School Library Journal



“An illuminating western with a refreshingly matter-of-fact queer romance.”—Booklist


Kirkus Reviews

“An engrossing escapade with a heart-stealing queer romance.”—Kirkus Reviews


Emil Ferris

“Melanie Gillman’s beautifully crafted YA graphic adventure reveals the hitherto little-known historic diversity of the Old West.”—Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters


Kate Leth

“Stage Dreams is a delight. A fast-paced, charming adventure story told beautifully in colored pencil—a medium nobody knows better than Mel Gillman. Treat yourself to this book; your day/week/life will be better for it.”—Kate Leth, Spell on Wheels