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Ever wanted to possess a superpower?
To be able to be swim like a fish, know what people were thinking or see into the future?
If that’s the case (I’m talking to the adults too!) then check out DC Super Hero Girls newest graphic novel, Search for Atlantis!
Search for Atlantis introduces several iconic DC characters like Mera, Aquaman, and Raven, among others, to young readers. The story also tells a kid-friendly origin story of the Teen Titans superhero team. With so many new characters, the story is a great way for parents to introduce their favorite DC Super Heroes to their kids and enjoy these characters together. The introduction of these particular superheroes is very timely with the upcoming Titans TV show and Aquaman film and offers young readers kid-friendly versions of these popular characters.
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Written by New York Times bestselling author Shea Fontana and illustrated by Yancey Labat, Search for Atlantis is an action-packed underwater adventure perfect for readers ages 6-12. The story explores themes of friendship, teamwork, and self-empowerment, and features several new DC characters including Mera and Aquaman. The book is a great introduction to these characters before they hit the big screen in the upcoming Aquaman film later this year and is a relatable story for kids starting the new school year.
In this new graphic novel, Mera is the new girl at Super Hero High and when Wonder Woman takes Mera under her wing, Wonder Woman’s best friend Bumblebee is overcome with jealousy. Despite her feelings, Bumblebee accompanies Mera and the Super Hero Girls on a field trip to Atlantis. But when they arrive, Atlantis is missing and Mera is horrified when they discover that Brainiac has shrunken and stolen Atlantis with the Atlanteans trapped inside. The Super Hero Girls must work together to defeat Brainiac and, along the way, Bumblebee must learn the true meaning of friendship.
“DC fans get a nice introduction to the fun, funny world of Super Hero High.”- School Library Journal
Another thing we love about this new graphic novel for tweens and teens is that offers up powerful lessons on FRIENDSHIP. In Search for Atlantis, readers see how to build and maintain friendships as Bumblebee and Wonder Woman learn how to make room for new friends while still maintaining their current bond.
In a world where inclusion is a hot button for teachers and parents, this message couldn’t come at a better time.
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Delve into the Myth of Atlantis
Greek philosopher, Plato, told the story of Atlantis around 360 B.C. and described the creators of Atlantis as beings that were half god and half human. They created a utopian civilization and became a great naval power. Their home was made up of concentric islands separated by wide moats and linked by a canal that penetrated to the center. The lush islands contained gold, silver, and other precious metals and supported an abundance of rare, exotic wildlife. There was a great capital city on the central island. To learn more about the fascinating lore or Atlantis, check out this National Geographic story here.
Welcome to Atlantis!
Be Kind in the Classroom!
No matter what grade your students or kids are in, there’s always time to teach kindness. Multicultural Children’s Book Day Team couldn’t agree more. With that in mind we put our collective heads together and with the help of authors Jarrett Krosoczka and DEMI, have created a very special downloadable MCBD Kindness Classroom Kit for all teachers, parents, librarians, and educators to utilize.
MCBD’s FREE Kindness Classroom Kit contains:
- Diverse Kindness Book List for ages 4 -12
- Classroom Kindness Activities
- “Be a Hero Be Kind” Kindness Poster
- Multicultural Children’s Book Day Poster
Sign up is quick, easy and FREE. Go HERE to grab your Kindness Classroom Kit and together we can Be a Hero, Be Kind.
One More Thing
“Gripping until the very end.” – Scott Reintgen, author of Nyxia
“Dark, surprising, and full of twists, the Ascension series is a delectable addition to vampire canon. Rials paints a rich and engrossing world of vampires, half-vampires witches– each with their own agenda. Cheyenne’s struggle to be free is one that every girl will recognize, and I rooted for her as she bristled against the roles cast for her by society. It’s the story of a girl yearning to come into her own powers, powers both frightening and beautiful.” ~Maggie Thrash, author of L.A. Times Book Prize nominee Honor Girl
Cheyenne Lane never believed it could come to this—imprisoned by her own family, who are plotting to overthrow the vampire Council. Ripped away from the happiness of her summer romance and friendship in New Orleans, Cheyenne is forced to begin her education at Clandestine, the secret Deuxsang University, one year early.
She is guarded constantly, separated from her best friend Anne, and desperate for any word from Eli and the witches. Meanwhile, her cousin Lilith has discovered that Cheyenne possesses all four vampiric abilities—unheard of for a Deuxsang—and intends to use her in the Ascending’s rebellious scheme.
At 17, Cheyenne finds herself the center of a centuries-old conspiracy involving the vampires, Deuxsang, and witches, and everyone is telling her who she should trust and what she should do. Her head is too full of voices and opinions, and it’s time for Cheyenne to make up her own mind.
Is she ready to step into the role she was made for? Who can she trust? Who is her friend and who is her enemy? Is she really a born leader? All questions that only she can answer. As the information and scenario gets more confusing, she knows she must listen to her intuition if she is going to shift the truth from all the lies.
Grab your copy of the #YAThriller Clandestine HERE and get sucked in…