Fall 2021

Artie and the Wolf Moon

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 9   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

“A heartfelt, magical family drama you can really sink your teeth into.” —Nilah Magruder, M.F.K.

After sneaking out against her mother’s wishes, Artie Irvin spots a massive wolf—then watches it don a bathrobe and transform into her mom. Thrilled to discover she comes from a line of werewolves, Artie asks her mom to share everything—including the story of Artie’s late father. Her mom reluctantly agrees. And to help Artie figure out her own wolflike abilities, her mom recruits some old family friends.

Artie thrives in her new community and even develops a crush on her new friend Maya. But as she learns the history of werewolves and her own parents’ past, she’ll find that wolves aren’t the scariest thing in the woods—vampires are.

“A breath of fresh air. . . . Full of robust characters, dynamic panels, and immersive landscapes, this coming-of-age story of family and the supernatural is one any reader will have a hard time putting down.”—Shannon Wright, Twins

“A book of cycles—love, loss, reunion, redemption. Readers will thoroughly enjoy getting lost in the beautifully rendered forests.”—Wendy Xu, Mooncakes

“A love letter to the power of family to help you grow, heal, and find yourself. . . . As rich and immersive as a big family dinner.”—Melanie Gillman, Stage Dreams

“An absolutely gorgeous, thrilling read.”—Blue Delliquanti, O Human Star

“Heartbreaking and heart mending.”—Priya Huq, Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin’s Hijab

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978-1-5415-4248-8
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978-1-7284-2020-2
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978-1-7284-1751-6
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Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels
Category Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 256
Publication Date 2021-09-07
Text Type Fiction—Paranormal
BISACS JUV052000, JUV060000, JUV008130
Dewey 741.5/973
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 520
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

Awards

  • ALA Best Graphic Novels for Children Reading List, Nominated, 2022
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Nominee, Nominated, 2022
  • Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, Winner, 2022
  • New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2021, Winner, 2021
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books, Winner, 2021
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens Nominee, Nominated, 2021
  • Cybils Nominee, Nominated, 2021

Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“This vibrant, fast-paced werewolf tale rejuvenates the genre with themes of Black family, community, and history, offering accessible dialogue and reimagining the folklore of werewolves with a striking premise that has a tremendous payoff.”—starred, Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“Fans of graphic novels, realistic fiction, and the paranormal will all find something to enjoy in this book.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“[P]anels are expertly used to create tension in dramatic moments and excitement that showcases the joyous ones. Readers looking for a story of discovery and healing wrapped in the paranormal will hit the jackpot. A stirring, eye-catching portrayal of growth.”—Kirkus Reviews

Booklist

“A wonderful tale of friendship, family, and forgiveness.”—Booklist

Melanie Gillman

“A love letter to the power of family to help you grow, heal, and find yourself . . . As rich and immersive as a big family dinner.” —Melanie Gillman, Stage Dreams

Blue Delliquanti

“An absolutely gorgeous, thrilling read.” — Blue Delliquanti, O Human Star

Nilah Magruder

“A heartfelt, magical family drama you can really sink your teeth into.” —Nilah Magruder, M.F.K.

Wendy Xu

“A book of cycles—love, loss, reunion, redemption. Readers will thoroughly enjoy getting lost in the beautifully rendered forests.” —Wendy Xu, Mooncakes

Priya Huq

“Heartbreaking and heart mending.” —Priya Huq, Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin’s Hijab

Shannon Wright

“A breath of fresh air . . . Full of robust characters, dynamic panels, and immersive landscapes, this coming-of-age story of family and the supernatural is one any reader will have a hard time putting down.” —Shannon Wright, Twins

Author, Illustrator: Olivia Stephens

Olivia Stephens is a graphic novelist, illustrator, and writer from the Pacific Northwest. Artie and the Wolf Moon is her debut graphic novel. She has illustrated for a number of publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and FIYAH Literary Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction. Olivia graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. When not drawing, she enjoys eating spicy foods and losing her voice at rock concerts.