Ciel In All Directions

  • Translated by: Andrea Zanin
  • Pages:192
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
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  • Pub Date:09/28/2021
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
Paperback
9781772602036
$11.95 USD

Ciel may have settled into high school with their best friend Stephie and new buddy Liam, but life is anything but ordinary for this non-binary trans kid! Between an important science project for school and their ever more popular YouTube channel, Ciel and their friends find themselves involved in a campaign to represent the LGBT Alliance. Life is taking off in all directions!

"An entertaining yet educational middle grade novel that represents a plethora of LGBTQ+ identities and experiences that many young people will be able to identify with regardless of their own gender and sexuality."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“A bright and open story.”
– Kirkus Reviews
"A good addition to any middle grade collection desiring true-to-life stories of LGBTQ+ kids."
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"Ciel’s energetic and eager voice, as well as their passion for life and appreciation for all types of people, shines through the pages...Bearing a sweet nostalgic air for school days, Labelle’s narrative revolves around relatable situations for readers, from science projects and school assignments to attempting to build and maintain a social circle while exploring one’s own self-expression and identities."
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A Globe & Mail Holiday Gift Guide Pick | The Globe & Mail | November 19, 2021


A lively sequel that follows non-binary trans kid Ciel into high school with best friend Stephie and new pal Liam and a campaign to represent the school’s LGBT Alliance. While representing the complexity of LGBTQ+ identities, Labelle and Zanin also draw upon the kind of relatable school assignments and projects that makes Ciel’s unique experience all the more accessible.

– The Globe & Mail

"A lively sequel that follows non-binary trans kid Ciel into high school... While representing the complexity of LGBTQ+ identities, Labelle and Zanin also draw upon the kind of relatable school assignments and projects that makes Ciel’s unique experience all the more accessible."

– The Globe & Mail