Voting is now open for the 2023 award
                 AND THE 2022 WINNER IS...
                             Stargazing Cover
                                         STARGAZING BY JEN WANG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Moon is everything Christine isn't. She’s confident, impulsive, artistic . . . and though they both grew up in the same Chinese-American suburb, Moon is somehow unlike anyone Christine has ever known. But after Moon moves in next door, these unlikely friends are soon best friends, sharing their favorite music videos and painting their toenails when Christine's strict parents aren't around. Moon even tells Christine her deepest secret: that she has visions, sometimes, of celestial beings who speak to her from the stars. Who reassure her that earth isn't where she really belongs. Moon's visions have an all-too-earthly root, however, and soon Christine's best friend is in the hospital, fighting for her life. Can Christine be the friend Moon needs, now, when the sky is falling? Jen Wang draws on her childhood to paint a deeply personal yet wholly relatable friendship story that’s at turns joyful, heart-wrenching, and full of hope.

Jen Wang is the award-winning NYT Bestselling author and illustrator of several graphic novels for young readers including Stargazing, The Prince and The Dressmaker, In Real Life (co-written with Cory Doctorow), and Koko Be Good. She is also a co-founder and organizer for Comic Arts LA. She lives in Los Angeles.

For more information about Jen Wang, visit her webpage.


Votes cast for each title:

Stargazing                                                                      1836

Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat                                    1244

Ghost Boys                                                                     1067

The Forgotten Girl                                                           757

I Can Make This Promise                                               596

We're Not From Here                                                      593

To: Night Owl From: Dogfish                                         554

Journey of the Pale Bear                                               524

Other Words For Home                                                  453

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe                                  453

Pay Attention, Carter Jones                                          361

Good Dog, McTavish                                                      321


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 Thank you to everyone who read and voted!


The Sasquatch Committee is excited to announce the nominees for 2022-2023!

2022 Sasquatch Award Nominees