The Airless Year (2022)


For Kacee, a queer Black girl in middle school, everything feels like a struggle. When she fails a class as a result of her stress and ends up in summer school, she starts to wonder why she even bothers trying–and ultimately begins to discover her own power to improve the things in her life she can control, and try to let go of what she can’t.

From: Dark Horse Books

Notes on This Title

The main character of this title is a queer teen girl in middle school who has a Black mom and a white dad. The supporting cast includes a character who is coded as Asian and uses they/them pronouns.






CBR: “The Airless Year Explores What It Means to Be Black, Queer and in Middle School

WWAC: “Adam P. Knave Breathes Deep with The Airless Year

Leave a Comment