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
Publisher: First Second
Publication date: 7/15/2014
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