Who Is the Man in the Air?: Michael Jordan (Who HQ Graphic Novel)

by Gabe Soria (Author) Brittney Williams (Illustrator)

Who Is the Man in the Air?: Michael Jordan (Who HQ Graphic Novel)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

Discover the story behind Michael Jordan's incredible triumph in the 1997 Flu Game in this powerful graphic novel written by Murder Ballads' Gabe Soria and illustrated by award-winning artist Brittney Williams.

Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting new addition to the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series! Explore the relentless grit of Michael Jordan, as he powers through a mysterious illness in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA finals against the Utah Jazz, infamously known as The Flu Game. A story of athleticism, willpower, and triumph, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves into the unyielding drive of the one of the greatest basketball players of all time -- brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that jump off the page.


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Pulse-pounding, both as a sports highlight and a tribute to the character and determination of one of the game's unexcelled greats. 
Gabe Soria
Known for the popular online role-playing game Sword & Backpack, Gabe Soria is best known in the kidlit community for reinventing the choice-driven book genre with his four-book series, Midnight Arcade. He has also written several comic books for DC Comics, including Batman '66. Gabe also collaborated with friend Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys on the Murder Ballads comic book.

Chris Brunner is a cartoonist based in Atlanta, Georgia. His clients have included Nike, Lucasfilm, Disney, Nickelodeon, the NBA, DC Comics, and Marvel Entertainment, but he is most proud of his work on Image Comics' Loose Ends. In 2016 he received his M.F.A. from SCAD-Atlanta, and is currently a professor in their Sequential Art department. His work contributed to the Eisner-winning runs of Southern Bastards and Bitter Root, each awarded Best Ongoing Series in 2016 and 2020.

Rico Renzi is an artist and designer from Washington D.C. His work has appeared in WIRED and Fast Company, and various publications from DC Comics, Marvel, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Scholastic, BOOM! Studios, Oni Press and IDW. In 2018, his work was featured in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2019 Academy Awards.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780593385920
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
November 20, 2022
Series
Who HQ Graphic Novels
BISAC categories
JNF062010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Biography
JNF062020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | History
Library of Congress categories
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