The Shadow Hero

by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew. New York, NY: First Second, 2014

Based on the Golden-Age comic series, The Green Turtle, this is a story about Hank Chu, the son of Chinese immigrants. His mother who is rescued by a White superhero is convinced he too is a superhero. While Hank initially feels ridiculous in the costume his mother made for him, and even sillier thinking he's a superhero, things change and Hank assumes his destiny.

Great for teaching and pairing with folklore it has received numerous awards including: Eisner Award Nomination, YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, NPR Best Book of the Year, Bank Street Best Children's Book.

Grades 4+

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