Green Lantern: Legacy
Green Lantern: Legacy

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Annotation: When thirteen-year-old Tai Pham inherits his grandmother's jade ring, he soon finds out he has been inducted into a group of space cops knows as the Green Lanterns.
Catalog Number: #209682
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
All Formats: Search
Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Publisher: DC Comics
Copyright Date: 2020
Edition Date: 2020
Illustrator: Tong, Andie,
Pages: 143 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-401-28355-1 Perma-Bound: 0-7804-7536-4
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-401-28355-1 Perma-Bound: 978-0-7804-7536-6
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2019040277
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
School Library Journal Starred Review
Gr 46 Lê and Tong reimagine the Green Lantern as a 13-year-old Vietnamese American boy. Tai Pham is at a crossroads, torn between the guidance of his late paternal grandmother, or Bà Noi, whose welcoming presence held the neighborhood together, and tech mogul Xander Griffin, who wants to rebuild Coast City without regard for those already there. Tai learns that his grandmother was a member of the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic peacekeeping force. He inherits her magical lantern and ring and, just as she did, takes an oath to fight evil, but can he protect his family and his community? Xenophobes vandalize his family's store, telling the Phams, refugees from the war in Vietnam, to "go home." And Xander's ambitious vision may irrevocably alter Coast City. Tong's angular illustrations convey body language beautifully and work in tandem with Lê's characterizations, from awkward and uncertain Tai to self-assured Xander to formidable but loving Bà Noi. Colorist Sarah Stern's work is masterly; she employs playful spots of green leading up to the splashy, glowing Green Lantern scenes, and dramatic reds, oranges, and yellows during flashbacks. While Lê and Tong keep the explosive action coming, they also tell an intimate story about living up to the traditions that are handed down to us and creating our own legacies. VERDICT Sci-fi and adventure are flashy vehicles for a tale about power and compassionand the importance of service to others. Here is a Green Lantern story where owning a magic ring is the least extraordinary thing about the heroes. Thomas Maluck, Richland Library, SC
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Word Count: 6,004
Reading Level: 3.4
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.4 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 508662 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: GN590L

From Minh Lê, award-winning author of Drawn Together and Let Me Finish! comes the tale of a new hero!

Thirteen-year-old Tai Pham lives in the apartment above his grandmother's store, where his bedroom is crammed with sketchpads and comic books. But not even his most imaginative drawings could compare to the colorful adventure he's about to embark on.

When Tai inherits his grandmother's jade ring, he soon finds out it's more than just a piece of jewelry. Suddenly he's inducted into a group of space cops known as the Green Lanterns. He is about to learn that being a superhero takes more than just a ring. Does Tai have the willpower and the imigination to uphold his ba's legacy.

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