The Shadow Hero


Title:  The Shadow Hero

Author:  Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew

Publisher:  First Second

ISBN: 9781596436978

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Critical Evaluation— 

Reader’s Annotation— 

Genre— historical fiction

Genre:Graphic novels; Superhero comics
Character:Culturally diverse; Quirky
Illustration:Colorful; Detailed”

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Challenge Issues

Challenge Resources 

  • Library Selection Policy
  • Rationale explaining why the item was chosen for the collection
  • Active listening skills
  • Awards
  • Reconsideration form (as a last resort)
  • National Council of Teachers of English “Right to Read”
  • Positive and negative reviews: expert, parent, student
  • ALA Strategies and Tips for Dealing with Challenges to Library Materials
  • ALA Bill of Rights on Intellectual Freedom
  • Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
  • Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

Why did you pick this for your collection?  

  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens: 2015
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults: Get Graphic: Graphic Novels (2016)
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers: Fiction: 2015