From the illustrator of the web comic Strong Female Protagonist comes a debut middle-grade graphic novel about family, identity, courage and magic. In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help - as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family, and be truly himself.
Molly Knox Ostertag (born October 28, 1991) is an American cartoonist and writer, known for her webcomic Strong Female Protagonist, her middle grade graphic novel series (The Witch Boy, The Hidden Witch, and The Midwinter Witch), and for her work on the series Tales of the Night Watchman. She was named one of Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 in 2020.