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Cape: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 1

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Tween superheroes battle Nazis, prejudice in exciting story.

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Author Kate Hannigan's lively words and illustrator Patrick Spaziante's even livelier comic book pages combine to deliver a tale of tween superheroes rising to the challenges of World War II. Whether they're coping with day-to-day evils like neighborhood bullies, discrimination, or their families being in concentration camps, or deploying their powers against Nazis and supervillains, there's lots to like about Josie, Mae, and Akiko, the mysterious Mrs. Boudica, and her little dog, Astra, in this lively, heart-filled tale, and lots to look forward to as the series unfolds. As one of the people they rescue (unaware that Josie's actually one of his rescuers) exclaims:

"I wish my friend Josie were here to see this! She doesn't shut up about superheroes! Josie's never going to believe me when I tell her that some kids saved us.

"And not just any kids. Girls!"

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