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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Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre 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 JUV008130, JUV052000, JUV060000
Dewey 741.5/973
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 520
ATOS Reading Level 2.4
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

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.

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  • ALA Rainbow Reading List, Winner, 2023
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Nominee, Nominated, 2022
  • ALA Best Graphic Novels for Children Reading List, Long-listed, 2022
  • Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, Winner, 2022
  • Rise: A Feminist Book Project List, Winner, 2022
  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award, Winner, 2022
  • Excellence in Graphic Literature Award Finalist, Short-listed, 2022
  • Cybils Nominee, Nominated, 2021
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books, Winner, 2021
  • New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2021, Winner, 2021
  • VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Award, Commended, 2021
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens Nominee, Nominated, 2021



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

Blue Delliquanti

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