BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH SC
An at times tough but ultimately uplifting story about self-acceptance and the journey a young man takes to become comfortable with his sexuality. Mike Curato’s graphic novel tells the story of Aidan, a young man just about to start high school, spending the last weeks of summer break on a Boy Scout camp. Relentlessly bullied for his weight, half-Filipino heritage and lack of athleticism, Aidan internalizes it all into self-hatred (galvanized by his conservative religious upbringing) as he realises that he is gay. It’s a story that is painfully familiar to many, and valuable both for young people struggling with their sexuality and those whose actions may affect them. A book that is not an easy read, but for many will be an important one.