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Mask: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 2

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Superhero tweens hit San Francisco in exciting WWII sequel.

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The challenges and dangers are huge, the superheroes of old are helpless or lost, and it all comes down to the Infinity Trinity in this exciting WWII sequel. Like Book 1, Mask is part graphic novel, part text narrative, packed with historical detail about World War II and daily life during the era. As Akiko, Mae, and Josie teleport around the country, ride cable cars and climb hills in San Francisco, dodge evil clowns and try to foil spies, there's lots of excitement, drama, and girl power -- with strong, supportive adults to inspire their heroics and offer life lessons. Code-breaking and puzzle-solving are important skills and play a key role.

An afterword offers source material about people and events in the story, and makes much of the heroic real-life British spy Noor Khan and her remark that the life expectancy of her profession is about four months. But it neglects to mention that she was killed at Dachau by Nazis.

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