Diana and the Island of No Return (Wonder Woman Adventures #1)

by Aisha Saeed (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

Warrior. Princess. Hero. Diana's destiny is to be the world's greatest female super hero... if she can survive this action-packed adventure!

Young Princess Diana is fierce and whip-smart, and she loves her island home of Themyscira. Her deepest wish is to be able to train with the rest of the Amazons and protect her homeland--but she's told it's out of the question. This is the year Diana hopes to persuade her mother, Queen Hippolyta, to let her learn how to fight when the world's most powerful women gather on Themyscira for a festival to celebrate their different cultures. But at the start of the festivities, an unexpected and forbidden visitor--a boy!--brings news of an untold danger that threatens Themyscira and all of its sacred neighboring lands. It's up to Diana and her best friend, Princess Sakina, to save them, even if it means tangling with a cunning demon who reveals that a terrifying force is out to capture Diana against her will.

In the first of three high-octane, breathtaking Wonder Woman Adventures, Diana finally gets the chance to prove her worth as a warrior and save not just her friends and family but their entire way of life. As long as she can make it out alive herself....

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School Library Journal

Gr 3-7--Saeed's latest offering is an action-packed coming-of-age story that starts a new trilogy about a young Princess Diana who will one day become Wonder Woman. Everything is wonderful in Diana's life on Themyscira, except for the fact that her mother won't let her join the Amazons as a fighter. When the world's most powerful women gather on Themyscira for a festival, Diana believes that she can finally convince her mother, Queen Hippolyta, to let her join the group of women warriors. That is, until an unexpected guest--a boy--ruins everything. Diana joins her friends in trying save her people while proving that she is the warrior she's always yearned to be. Saeed's Wonder Woman origin story has a lot of heart, a diverse cast, and will leave readers young and old alike believing in their ability to stand up for their truth. VERDICT A very solid purchase; hand to lovers of superheroes, coming-of-age tales, and magical adventures!--India Winslow, Cary Memorial Lib., Lexington, MA

Copyright 2020 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Aisha Saeed
Aisha Saeed also wrote Written in the Stars, and is a Pakistani-American writer, teacher, and attorney. She has been featured on MTV, the Huffington Post, NBC and the BBC, and her writings have appeared in publications including the journal ALAN and the Orlando Sentinel. As one of the founding members of the much talked about We Need Diverse Books Campaign, she is helping change the conversation about diverse books. Aisha lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and sons.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
July 20, 2020
Wonder Woman Adventures
Age Range
8 - 12 years

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