KATIE GREEN’S LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW SELECTED AS AMAZON’S FEATURED DEBUT AMONG THEIR BEST BOOKS OF THE MONTH
Personal and Moving Graphic Memoir In Stores Now!
ST. LOUIS, MO–Katie Green’s graphic novel, originally released in the UK in 2013, is released in the US today through Lion Forge Comics. Lighter Than My Shadow offers a personal examination of life with an eating disorder, and the harmful effects of abuse.
In conjunction with the book’s release in stores around the country, Lion Forge is pleased to announce that Lighter Than My Shadow has been selected as Amazon’s “Featured Debut” among the Best Books of the Month!
Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She’d sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, and listen to parental threats that she’d have to eat it for breakfast.
But in any life a set of circumstances can collide, and normal behavior can soon shade into something sinister, something deadly.
Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak they prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure, and to eventually find happiness.
“It’s so exciting to see the book come out in the states, it’s as though it has a new life!” says author Katie Green. “I’m really pleased to see it finding a wider audience and hopefully find its way into the hands of more readers who need it.”
“I have been aware, and frankly in awe of Lighter Than My Shadow since it was released in the U.K. and I am happy that the book and Katie have found a home for the book here at Lion Forge” says Rich Johnson, Lion Forge Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. “I am grateful to the editors at Amazon who have recognized and acknowledged the power of this book and naming it a Best Book of the Month for October.”
Other Praise for the Book:
“This heartbreaking and fascinating memoir recounts the creator’s youthful struggle with trauma and an eating disorder without ever feeling saccharine or self-serving. Green’s narrative will grip you, but so will her unusual visual style, which is deceptively simplistic…”–Vulture
“(A) gripping memoir that survivors can relate to, and one that will produce a greater degree of empathy and understanding in those who have little experience with the subject.”–Foreword Book Review
“This intimate, unflinching title is an essential addition to graphic novel collections.”–School Library Journal