The Sisters from the Stars
Written and Illustrated
by Amy Eleanor Heart
48 pages • Full Color • Children’s Literature
Publication Date: September 21, 2018
Hailey loves being a girl from the stars, but wishes she knew another eleven-year-old as fantastically strange like her. She discovers Violet, a maybe-weirdo who draws magical dragons on her own arms and colors her hair like a delicious mint chip milkshake. But before they can talk, Hailey has to fight her way through bullies and turn herself into a giant woman. When Hailey and Violet finally meet, they open up a wormhole full of french fries, dragons, and magic. Through the power of out-of-this-world friendship, Violet and Hailey share the wonder of being their very own weirdos, together.
New friendships open up new galaxies, but they can also create new problems. Even though Violet finally feels free to be her own self with Hailey, the rest of the world can’t see Violet for who she really is. Violet is forced to confront what it means to be a weirdo in a world that wants you to be normal. With the help of Hailey, her magic wand, and the Universe, the girls team up to break free from everyone’s expectations and take flight to the stars and beyond.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR:
AMY ELEANOR HEART
Amy Heart is a queer storyteller and social justice advocate. She is actively fighting for the freedom of transgender girls and non-binary kids everywhere.
From 2002 to 2013, Amy worked exclusively in non-profit community television as both educator and
organizer. Since then, she has focused her energy on ‘unlearning’ white supremacy, studying disability justice, and building stronger relationships with other trans women. Amy has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Film Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara and a degree in Character Animation from Animation Mentor in Emeryville, California.
When Amy isn’t organizing, she is probably looking after a number of beloved children in her life. Amy currently lives in Olympia, Washington.