The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang

Mixed Media
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Watch out—it’s a plane, it’s a train, it’s the Green Turtle! Hank Chu wants nothing more than to work beside his father in the family grocery store. But after his mother is saved from a carjacking by the superhero Anchor of Justice, she has other plans for him. Hank’s mother thinks he should become the first Chinese superhero.

Hank is not so sure. He wants to obey his mother, but he is positive he is not superhero material. Set in 1940s Chinatown,this rollicking graphic novel illustrated by Sonny Liew explores family obligations, love, the law, and the new opportunities that are open if we just watch for them. Teens and older. (First Second)

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