A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Family and friendship are to be valued. Even villains can work together to fight common enemies.
Miles' father is African American, his mother is Puerto Rican American. His best friend Ganke is Korean American. The rest of the supporting cast is diverse as well.
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Violence & Scariness
Superheroes punch each other, with no lasting injuries. Miles' uncle is hospitalized after being frozen while driving.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Justin A. Reynolds' Miles Morales: Stranger Tides, illustrated by Pablo Leon, is the second graphic novel starring the new Spider-Man. This time Miles must fight a plague that freezes New Yorkers, and a new supervillain called the Stranger. The snappy middle-grade vibe is well played throughout. Superheroes punch each other, with no lasting injuries. Miles' uncle is hospitalized after being frozen while driving.
Is It Any Good?
Peter Parker may be the one true Spider-Man for some fans, but this new, young hero is brave, sarcastic, and likable. In Miles Morales: Stranger Tides, writerJustin A. Reynolds continues to put his own stamp on the character, and artist Pablo DeLeon never lets the visual energy flag. Great superheroics for tween readers, done with humor and flair.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.