The Shadow Hero

Book Verdict

The Shadow Hero

by Gene Luen Yang

Illustrations by Sonny Liew

First Release:

July 2014

ISBN: 9781596436978

Trade Paperback
In the Chinese neighborhood of San Incendio, Hank’s mother wants him to become a superhero. Hank isn’t interested . . . until gangsters threaten his father’s grocery. Author’s note. Excerpt from The Green Turtle, the original 1940s comic from which The Shadow Hero is adapted. Full-color illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9781596436978
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Paperback
    Publisher: First Second
    Page Count: 176
    Trim Size: 6 2/3" x 10 1/4"
    Dewey Classification: Fic
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.2, Points: 1
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 3.4, Points: 5
    Lexile: Level: GN420L
    Awards & Honors: Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2014, Fiction; Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Best Multicultural Books of 2014; Booklist Top 10 Multicultural Fiction for Youth, 2015; SLJ’s Top 10 Graphic Novels 2014; YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2015, Fiction, Top Ten Title; Booklist Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth, 2015; 2015 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, Young Adult Honor Book; 2014 Cybils Awards Finalist, Graphic Novels for Young Adults; 2015 Eisner Award, Best Writer; The New York Public Library, Best Books for Teens 2014!
    NEA’s Read Across America Educator Recomended Books 2016–2017, Grades 6–8
    Genre: Fic
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