Shock Waves (Miles Morales #1)

by Justin A Reynolds (Author) Pablo Leon (Illustrator)

Shock Waves (Miles Morales #1)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Miles Morales

An original middle-grade graphic novel from Graphix starring Brooklyn's Spider-Man, Miles Morales, by bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds and Eisner nominee Pablo Leon!

Miles Morales is a normal kid who happens to juggle school at Brooklyn Visions Academy while swinging through the streets of Brooklyn as Spider-Man. After a disastrous earthquake strikes his mother's birthplace of Puerto Rico, Miles springs into action to help set up a fundraiser for the devastated island. But when a new student's father goes missing, Miles begins to make connections between the disappearance and a giant corporation sponsoring Miles' fundraiser. Who is behind the disappearance, and how does that relate to Spider-Man?

A true middle grade graphic novel starring one of Marvel's most popular characters, bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds (Opposite of Always) and Eisner award-nominated artist Pablo Leon (Refugees) create a riveting story that will connect with new and well-versed comics readers alike.


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Kirkus Reviews

Starred Review
Big heart and enduring life lessons make this a cherished addition to a viral character's legacy.

Review quotes

Rising star Reynolds draws on devastating real-life experiences to relate how the teenage Afro-Latinx superhero must discover a renewed balance of self even as he negotiates his immense responsibilities... At its heart, the story lifts up the real-world consequences of a series of natural disasters to the proud people of Puerto Rico, challenging us all to recognize our shared responsibility. Big heart and enduring life lessons make this a cherished addition to a viral character's legacy. — Kirkus, starred review

This book is really cool and fun.

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I love spider-man he's the best super hero alive well not alive but still to me he's the best super hero to me but, I like how you made this book I just love spider-man, thank you for making this book for the people out here other people don't have books like this but me Im gonna get it, now bye. -Sir

Justin A Reynolds
Pablo Leon is an artist and designer whose clients include Warner Brothers Animation, OddBot Inc, Puny Entertainment, Bento Box Entertainment, and more. His original comic story The Journey, about the true accounts of people migrating from Latin America to the US, was a 2019 Eisner Award nominee. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Justin A. Reynolds has always wanted to be a writer. Opposite of Always, his debut novel, was an Indies Introduce selection, a School Library Journal Best Book, has been translated in 17 languages, and is being developed for film with Paramount Players. He hangs out in northeast Ohio with his family and likes it, and is probably somewhere, right now, dancing terribly. His second novel, Early Departures, published September 2020. You can find him at justinareynolds.com.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781338648041
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Publication date
June 20, 2021
Series
Miles Morales
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV008020 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Superheroes
JUV027000 - Juvenile Fiction | Media Tie-In
JUV008040 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Action & Adventure
JUV008110 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Humorous
JUV071000 - Juvenile Fiction | Superheroes
Library of Congress categories
Graphic novels
Superheroes
Good and evil
Cartoons and comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Superhero comics
Spider-Man
Morales, Miles
Little Maveric Reading List
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