Snapdragon (2020)


Snap’s town had a witch.

At least, that’s how the rumor goes. But in reality, Jacks is just a crocks-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells roadkill skeletons online—after doing a little ritual to put their spirits to rest. It’s creepy, sure, but Snap thinks it’s kind of cool, too.

They make a deal: Jacks will teach Snap how to take care of the baby opossums that Snap rescued, and Snap will help Jacks with her work. But as Snap starts to get to know Jacks, she realizes that Jacks may in fact have real magic—and a connection with Snap’s family’s past.

From: Macmillan Publishers

Notes on This Title

This title features depictions of animal injury and death. It is not overtly gory.

Conflict between domestic partners is shown that may imply domestic violence or abuse.

A black female trans child and a queer female elder are prominent supporting characters.


2021 Rainbow List: Top Ten LGBTQ Books for Children and Teens
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluct Young Adult Readers, 2021
Junior Library Guild Selection 2020
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year - 2020


Lumberjanes comic books collaborator Leyh expertly blends fantasy and realism in her energetic debut solo middle-grade graphic novel.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

“Witches, motorcycles, ghosts, and the best dog in town: Kat Leyh’s Snapdragon abounds with the unexpected and magical while seamlessly blending an archetypal coming of age story with an urgent, real-world tale about identity and rebirth.” (Source: Women Write About Comics)



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