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Diana: Princess of the Amazons

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Vibrant, gentle origin story shows Wonder Woman as tween.

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This engaging graphic novel about the tween Wonder Woman is a great introduction to the world of DC characters for younger readers. Given the huge appetite for DC Comics and the quick criticism when a new version of an old favorite falls short, it's ambitious to take on a graphic novel for the 8-12 age group. Diana: Princess of the Amazons hits the sweet spot: It's complex enough to keep older readers' attention but gentle enough for younger ones, with bold, warm illustrations that stay true to earlier Wonder Woman comics, TV shows, and movies.

The vocabulary won't be much of a challenge, but the great thing about graphic novels is the switch in readers' minds needed to connect the words to the pictures, to read the words but also to take in the visual. There's a bit of racial diversity among Diana's aunts, and the lessons Diana learns about trust, strength, and communication are clear but not overwhelming.

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