On March 21, I visited my first two Milwaukee area schools to introduce The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes to students!
The students and I had a great time. In the morning, I visited Blessed Savior South in Milwaukee, thanks to Barbara Haig, a volunteer at the school who arranged the visit. I enjoyed the first through 6th graders.
In the afternoon, I visited 3rd through 7th graders at St. Monica catholic school in Whitefish Bay. Thanks to parent Sarah Justin for arranging this. I loved meeting all the students and Sarah’s family!
Middle grade readers who pick up The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes expecting a one-dimensional story of a young would-be scientist/superhero will find the read exciting, stimulating, and a powerful probe of heroism’s roots and friendship’s special challenges; highly recommended as a standout tale."
An African-American tween uses espionage skills and superpowers in this debut middle-grade novel. Seventh-grader Marty Hayes is excited to work with the world-renowned CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing kit in science class. But things go awry…This rousing book with engaging characters should appeal to readers who enjoy adventurous superhero sagas. A thrilling tale with series potential that highlights science, spying, black history, and the importance of family"