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Black Canary

Breaking Silence (DC Icons Series)

Alexandra Monir

Hardcover

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Description

In this thrilling origin story of Black Canary, Dinah Lance's voice is her weapon. And in a near-future world where women have no rights, she won't hesitate to use everything she has--including her song--to fight back.

Dinah Lance was eight years old when she overheard the impossible: the sound of a girl singing. It was something she was never meant to hear--not in her lifetime and not in Gotham City, taken over by the vicious, patriarchal Court of Owls. The sinister organization rules Gotham City as a dictatorship and has stripped women of everything--their right to work, to make music, to learn, to be free.

Now seventeen, Dinah can't forget that haunting sound, and she's beginning to discover that her own voice is just as powerful. But singing is forbidden--a one-way route to a certain death sentence. Fighting to balance her father's desire to keep her safe, a blossoming romance with mysterious new student Oliver Queen, and her own need to help other women and girls rise up, Dinah wonders if her song will finally be heard. And will her voice be powerful enough to destroy the Court of Owls once and for all?


Praise For Black Canary: Breaking Silence (DC Icons Series)

"Dinah is a powerful protagonist, vibrating with a youthful rage and energy familiar to readers itching for revolution of any kind. Monir never shies away from her tale’s unfortunately pertinent sociopolitical implications, putting a refreshing spin on the feminist dystopia. ... Sure to resonate in today’s volatile climate."—Kirkus Reviews


"Using her voice as a weapon, Dinah Lance fights to overcome evil and empower girls and women the world over. [T]his prose origin story of superhero Black Canary will thrill you all the way through!"—MS. magazine

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780593178317, 352pp.

Publication Date: December 29, 2020



About the Author

Alexandra Monir is the Iranian-American author of the internationally bestselling novel The Final Six and five other books for young adults. Alexandra spent her teen years as a pop singer before publishing her debut novel, Timeless, and continues to write and record music. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, toddler son, and one fluffy Shih Tzu. To learn more about Alexandra, visit her online at alexandramonir.com, and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.