The Shadow Hero (Paperback)
First Second, 9781596436978, 158pp.
Publication Date: July 15, 2014
Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of what's popularly known as the MacArthur "Genius" Grant.
A New York Times bestseller
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 Gene Luen Yang, the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, and Sonny Liew, the author of the New York Times-bestseller The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, have finally revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle.
This gorgeous, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.
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Praise For The Shadow Hero…
Praise for Boxers & Saints: “Read this, and come away shaking.” --Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Schmidt “Masterful.” --Dave Eggers "Remarkable.” --The New York Times “At once humorous and heartbreaking.” --The LA Times "Epic.” --The Washington Post