More Than Okay

October 25, 2019
FROM LEFT: STEPHEN BLUE FOR TIME FOR KIDS; CHERI STEINKELLNER

The Okay Witch is a graphic novel about 13-year-old Moth Hush. Moth loves anything to do with witchcraft, and she often feels out of place in her hometown, Founder’s Bluff.

On Halloween, Moth finds out she’s half witch. But she discovers that magic isn’t as easy as it looks. She learns that her family is more complicated than it seems. And she finds that the true history of her hometown is different from the one she learned in school. Moth begins to unravel the story of centuries of strife between witches and mortals in Founder’s Bluff.

Emma Steinkellner wrote and illustrated the book. She told TFK she wants readers to take a closer look at the past, like Moth does. “I hope they find comfort in digging a little deeper,” she says, “and making sure there are more stories they can learn than the main ones that we’re all told.”