Stage Dreams (2019)


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.

From: Lerner

Notes on This Title

The main characters of this title are a queer trans woman and a queer latina woman.

There are brief depictions of violence.


2020 Prism Award Finalist for Small to Midsize Press


“An engrossing escapade with a heart-stealing queer romance.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

“Dedicated “to our queer and trans ancestors,” Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman is a historical young adult graphic novel set in the Old West.” (Source: The Advocate)

“As in 2017’s As the Crow Flies, the irresistible attraction in Stage Dreams is Melanie Gillman’s radiant color work.” (Source: NPR)


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