Other Ever Afters


By Melanie Gillman

Loved by our collective!

What makes this queer fairy tale collection stand out over other "feminist" retellings I've read is that Gillman is not interested in royal ladies shattering the “glass ceiling” of the castle. Their focus is on the villagers and outcasts, flat out rejecting the logic of monarchs. Rather than sanitizing a fundamentally dark genre, Gillman leans in, exploring the sinister forces of homo/transphobia, and the monstrous power of queer love, through remixed and original parables with gorgeous colored pencil illustrations. I cannot recommend this collection more highly as a gift for a child in your life, even if that is just your own inner child. I know mine needed every one of these queer happily ever afters!

Content Warnings: Implied violence, perilous situations that might be scary for young readers.

Esmé, Firestorm Collective member

Product Details

240 pages
Random House Graphic (9/20/22)
5.8 x 0.5 x 8.3 inches


queer representation, trans masc protagonist, trans representation, wgss 100-002

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