In celebration of Black History Month, we’ll be highlighting a diverse range of books – poetry, novels, memoirs and more – all written by Black American authors. Each of these works moved, engaged, delighted, enraged, and excited Island Free Library readers’ this past year, and we’ll be featuring one title every day through the month of February.
Today’s work is Olivia Stephens’ Artie and the Wolf Moon, a middle-grades sci-fi graphic novel that follows young Artie as she discovers her mother can transform into a wolf! What that means for Artie, her family, and her future is explored in this vibrant and dynamic coming-of-age story. Stephens’ creates a strong community of Black werewolves, and together with rich visuals she creates a unique and engaging folklore all her own.
Olivia Stephens is a writer, graphic novelist, and illustrator whose work has appeared in The New York Times and The Guardian, among other publications. A RISD graduate who lives and writes in the PNW, Stephens is currently working on a second werewolf graphic novel.
Stay tuned for a new book tomorrow!