From Archie To Zack – An LGBTQ+ Book About First Crushes

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From Archie To Zack might be my new favorite book of the year. Written and illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch, this book tells the most heartwarming story about first crushes.

Archie loves Zack, and Zack loves Archie, but they haven’t quite figured out how to voice these feelings as they spend every day together.

Archie tries writing it down three separate times in a note to pass to Zack, but he second-guesses himself and hides the note each time. When the three notes are found by classmates, they know just what to do.

I love everything about this book! The illustrations are flawless, and I love the pure and wholesome depiction of queer love. This is definitely a book that I wish existed when I was younger, and I’m so glad to be able to share this one with my son.

From Archie To Zack releases next week (12/29), but you can preorder it today! Preorders can be placed anywhere books are sold, including Bookshop and Amazon. (Please note: These are affiliate links. I will receive a small commission from purchases made through these links, at no additional cost to you. This commission allows me to maintain this site and continue putting out content every week.)

To see more of Vincent X. Kirsch’s work, be sure to visit his website

I would like to thank Abrams Young Readers for sending me a copy of From Archie to Zack to review. This will be a treasured part of our library for years to come!

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