Girly Muckle and the Queer Hands by Bernardine Ann Teráz Stapleton with illustrations by Nicole Leona Smith
You’ve heard of The Battery – quiet, peaceful, serene. That is until Girly Muckle wakes up. Girly knows the folk living in The Battery have plenty of secrets to keep. She has a few of her own. For starters, she’s a selkie. Now, a selkie isn’t some cutie-pie creature, so you needn’t imagine a princess of the mermaids here. No. Along with her besties – an adlet and a shapeling – they are the Queer Hands, a band of young punks with big dreams. But, when a meddling detective threatens to expose their mythical nature to the world, will the Queer Hands even make it out alive?