Book of the Month: The Magic Fish

After going slightly rogue last month and picking three books of the month, for September we’re back to usual, with just a single book. We had no trouble looking through our releases list and choosing this one because, in all honesty, it’s one we’re incredibly excited for.

But anyway, read on to find out more!

Related: Don’t forget all releases can be found in our monthly lists here.

The Magic Fish

Trung Le Nguyen


Rep: Vietnamese American gay mc
Release date: 13th October 2020

Tiến loves his family and his friends…but Tiến has a secret he’s been keeping from them, and it might change everything. An amazing YA graphic novel that deals with the complexity of family and how stories can bring us together.

Real life isn’t a fairytale.

But Tiến still enjoys reading his favorite stories with his parents from the books he borrows from the local library. It’s hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Tiến, he doesn’t even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he’s going through?

Is there a way to tell them he’s gay?

A beautifully illustrated story by Trung Le Nguyen that follows a young boy as he tries to navigate life through fairytales, an instant classic that shows us how we are all connected. The Magic Fish tackles tough subjects in a way that accessible with readers of all ages, and teaches us that no matter what—we can all have our own happy endings.


You might like this if…

…you want to read more graphic novels

…you enjoy books which intertwine the story, and a story within the story.

…you want art that conveys emotions very effectively.


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4 Replies to “Book of the Month: The Magic Fish”

  1. I do really want to read more graphic novels and this sounds excellent. It has a lot of things I love and the plot sounds amazing. Also….that cover👌👌

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