LEON THE EXTRAORDINARY selected for Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year [2023 edition]
Leon the Extraordinary (Leon series) written and illustrated by Jamar Nicholas, color by Bonaia Rosado (Graphix/Scholastic, $24.99) 978-1-338-74416-3 Pen and ink comic drawings with bright vibrant color depict Leon’s heroic journey to self-acceptance as he figures out the right reason for helping others. (9-12)
Leon is an ordinary kid who becomes extraordinary when he fights a supervillain to save his school!
In the city where Leon lives, superheroes -- and supervillains -- are commonplace. So how does an ordinary kid like Leon, who has no superpowers himself, become the superhero he wants to be? When all his classmates suddenly become obsessed with a new phone app that turns them into zombies, Leon gets his chance to prove that using his brain and following his heart can save the day.
Equal parts New Kid and The Incredibles, the first graphic novel in this action-packed, heartfelt, and joyously funny series by Jamar Nicholas reminds readers that when it comes to being a hero, you just need to believe in yourself.