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by Gene Luen Yang

In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity... The Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero.

The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang, has finally revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle.

With artwork by Sonny Liew, this gorgeous, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.

The Shadow Hero

SKU: 9781596436978
$19.99 Regular Price
$17.99Sale Price
  • ISBN-13: 9781596436978
    Publisher: First Second
    Publication date: 7/15/2014
    Pages: 176
    Age range: 12 - 18 Years


    - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels

    - Superheroes Social Issues | Prejudice & Racism Science Fiction

    - Comic books, strips, etc -Cartoons and comics -Graphic novels

    - Superhero comic books, strips, etc -Superheroes -Heroes

     -Asian Americans -United States 

  • Awards: Cybils | Finalist | Graphic Novel/YA | 2014 - 2014 ; Indies Choice Book Awards | Finalist | Young Adult | 2015 - 2015 ; Black-Eyed Susan Award | Nominee | High School | 2015 - 2016

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