Girls to the rescue! Today we are celebrating women as heroes, by highlighting three graphic novels that feature women as the stars of their epic sagas. All of these books are new releases in ongoing series, and are perfect for readers age 8-12.
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3 Graphic Novels that Celebrate Girl Power, for Ages 8-12
Revenge of the Sis (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #7) By Jarrett J. Krosoczka and Amy Ignatow
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An all-new story arc begins in the New York Times bestselling series, with author Amy Ignatow and illustrator Jarrett Krosockza in Star Wars: Jedi Academy! Starring Christina Starspeeder!
Christina Starspeeder, legendary Padawan and sister to Victor Starspeeder, has graduated from the Jedi Academy at Coruscant. But that doesn't mean her education is over! Just the opposite. Now Christina is a student at the advanced Jedi Academy at Jedha City. It's super big, and super stressful. At Coruscant, Christina was top of her class. But at this new school, it seems like everyone is on a different level. To make matters worse, she's apprenticing under legendary Jedi Skia Ro, whose droid seems to have it out for Christina. Since when did droids come preprogrammed with attitude? Every time Skia Ro gives Christina a task, she manages to screw it up. Can Christina step it up at this new school? Or will she get booted out to the outer rim? Find out in this all-new volume of the New York Times bestselling series Star Wars: Jedi Academy!
Science Fair Crisis (DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #4) by Derek Fridolfs and Pamela Lovas
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An all-new adventure illustrated by new artist Pamela Lovas! Clark Kent (Superman), Bruce Wayne (Batman), and Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) are starting a new school year at Justice Prep. This semester, everyone is focusing on their science projects: Principal James Gordon announced that the winner of the upcoming science fair gets an all-inclusive trip to the new S.T.A.R. Laboratories space facility.
As the fair draws closer, the students receive a text message from a mysterious, untraceable number saying: "if you help me, I can help YOU win the science fair!" Just who is behind this mystery number, and what do they have to do with the science fair? It's up to Clark, Diana, and Bruce's Junior Detectives Club to find out! With appearances from fan favorites like Arthur Curry (Aquaman) and Lex Luthor, plus all-new characters including Black Manta and Professor Zoom, this hilarious newest chapter in the Secret Hero Society saga is not to be missed!
Fallen Empires (Cleopatra in Space #5) by Mike Maihack
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This funny, action-packed graphic novel series features a young Cleopatra — yes, THAT Cleopatra — who's transported to the future and learns it's up to her to save the galaxy!
In this fifth book of the series, Cleo goes into hiding after a mysterious death at Yasiro Academy, and she and her friends set out to uncover the spy who must be working within the school's ranks. Meanwhile, Xaius Octavian continues his assault on the galaxy as his complicated origin story, and how he went from being Cleo's best friend to a ruthless dictator, is revealed. In the end, a space battle and dramatic confrontation between Cleo and Octavian will change both of their lives forever.