Powers of a Girl
Powers of a Girl
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Annotation: Character guide to the women of the Marvel Universe, explaining their early lives and how they became superheroes.
Genre: Visual arts
Catalog Number: #171003
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Illustrator: Zhang, Alice X.,
Pages: 141 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-368-02526-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-368-02526-3
Dewey: 741.5
LCCN: 2018958057
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
Kirkus Reviews
A curated encyclopedia of female superheroes from the Marvel Universe.An array of Marvel Comics female characters is collected in this volume, each profiled in a tidy, uniform format: a full-page color rendering followed by a three-page entry smattered with informational sidebars. Beginning with Captain Marvel, Cink's (Ultimate Marvel, 2017, etc.) collection covers a varied selection of characters, ranging from the well-known, like She-Hulk and Black Widow, but also delving into lesser-known ladies like Gwenpool and Mantis. Each entry is written in a lively tone that is careful not to alienate those unfamiliar with the heavily nuanced (and generally convoluted) plots of the Marvel Universe but also winkingly acknowledges to seasoned readers how strange and tangled comics plots can be. Each vignette commences with a lushly painted portrait by the exceptionally talented and detailed-oriented Zhang (Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy, 2018, etc.). Cink has assembled a thoughtful and inclusive collection ranging from the Wakandan Dora Milaje and Shuri from Black Panther to Pakistani-American Muslim Kamala Khan from Ms. Marvel, Latinx other-dimensional America Chavez, and queer Runaways teammates Japanese-American Nico Minoru and extraterrestrial Karolina Dean. Also included throughout are two-page spreads dedicated to topics such as animal companions, empowering female relationships (from friendships to romances to siblings), and "mentors and matriarchs," which highlights the importance of older women.A visual and informative delight, this guide is a fierce and fun celebration. (Fiction. 12-adult)
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Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: 4-7

Named one of the New York Public Library's Best Books for Teens of 2019!

This is the Marvel Universe. Where the personalities, powers, and straight-up legends of countless heroic women have captured readers for generations.

This unique book is the perfect start-or addition-to any Marvel fan's collection! Using her in-depth knowledge and passion for Super Heroes, Lorraine Cink explores the lives of the exceptional and diverse women of the Marvel Universe. Filled with inspirational lessons and clever observations, each section digs into what these relatable women can teach us all about growth, bravery, and the true meaning of strength. Paired with over one hundred original, vibrant, and emotive illustrations from the talented Alice X. Zhang, this book balances the responsibility and the fun that comes with being a hero.

Featuring popular characters including Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Shuri, Okoye, Squirrel Girl, and more, this book has something for everyone.

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