Stage Dreams

Stage Dreams

by Melanie Gillman

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Overview

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 outlaw and a trans runaway, as they team up to thwart a Confederate plot in the New Mexico Territory. When Flor—also known as the notorious Ghost Hawk—robs the stagecoach that Grace has used to escape her Georgia home, the first thing on her mind is ransom. But when the two get to talking about Flor's plan to crash a Confederate gala and steal some crucial documents, Grace convinces Flor to let her join the heist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541572843
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 947,911
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Melanie Gillman is a cartoonist and colored pencil artist who draws positive queer and trans comics for young readers. They are the creator of the webcomic and graphic novel As the Crow Flies, published in 2017 by Iron Circus Comics. As the Crow Flies has been named a 2018 Stonewall Honor Book, won the 2018 Excellence in Graphic Literature Award for Best Middle Grade Graphic Novel, and been nominated for an Ignatz, Eisner, and Dwayne McDuffie Award. In addition to their comics work, they are also an adjunct professor in the Comics MFA Program at the California College of the Arts, where they teach classes about making comics and professional practices.


Melanie Gillman is a cartoonist and colored pencil artist who draws positive queer and trans comics for young readers. They are the creator of the webcomic and graphic novel As the Crow Flies, published in 2017 by Iron Circus Comics. As the Crow Flies has been named a 2018 Stonewall Honor Book, won the 2018 Excellence in Graphic Literature Award for Best Middle Grade Graphic Novel, and been nominated for an Ignatz, Eisner, and Dwayne McDuffie Award. In addition to their comics work, they are also an adjunct professor in the Comics MFA Program at the California College of the Arts, where they teach classes about making comics and professional practices.

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Stage Dreams 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
lavenderbird21 8 days ago
Grace & Flor FTW.! The history lesson at the end on transgender people who thankfully weren't completely erased from history like so many were, the inclusion of speaking about two-spirit people, speaking about how there were some southerners who were against the war but still pro-slavery, all the famous Civil War spies who were women and were successful in part thanks to so much rampant sexism, all helped push this to a 5 star review.! I need a #2 so I can continue to follow their wonderful love story.!
Anonymous 10 days ago
This was so amazing!! The story was spectacular and so was the art. I loved the part with Grace's dad, it was so important. This whole story was so important and amazing. Grace is never dead named or misgendered. Those who know she's trans are so supportive. Once Flor knows, she doesn't even hesitate to use the right pronouns and call her pretty. Grace and Flor are so cute together and I wish we could have seen them more as a couple! My only complaint was that it wasn't longer! I highly recommend this and can't wait to buy it!
SevenAcreBooks 14 days ago
This a wonderfully written and touching story about two people finding real friendship and adventure. Softly drawn and absolutely adorable, Stage Dreams is a great graphic novel. Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read and review this title. All opinions are my own.