LEON The Extraordinary
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.
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LEON: Protector of the Playground
Leon: Protector of the Playground follows a sixth-grade African American boy through his super-powered world, cheering him on as he figures out the meaning of responsibility and what it means to be a hero. The universe Leon takes place in is one of diversity, as can be witnessed by the school setting where the story takes place.
Jamar Nicholas’s most recent work, combines a hip kid super hero, super villains like Broccoli Rob and Urine Nathan, bullies plotting from detention, and rogue hall monitors, making daily life in a public school setting a smart and super fun graphic novel read.
Won the 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity as well as the 2018 Glyph Comic Award for Best Writer.
FIST STICK KNIFE GUN
Geoffrey Canada was a small and scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. His childhood world was one where “sidewalk boys” learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, knife, and, finally, gun. In a stunning pairing, acclaimed comics creator Jamar Nicholas presents Canada’s raw and riveting account, one of the most authentic and important true stories of urban violence ever told.
Won the 2011 Glyph Comic Awards for Best Male Character, and Story of the Year; and the Rising Star Award for Best Self-Publisher.