Public School Superhero by James PattersonInner city middle school student Kenny Wright imagines himself as a superhero-but when he faces peer pressure and bullying, can he find his strength in real life?
Kenny Wright is a kid with a secret identity. In his mind, hes Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak. In reality, hes a chess club devotee known as a Grandmas Boy, a label that makes him an easy target for bullies. Kenny wants to bring a little more Steel to the real world, but the question is: can he recognize the real strength and goodness inside himself? Or will peer pressure force him to make the worst choice of his life?
Interspersed with fantastic illustrations and comic-book panels, this book aims to both entertain and to provoke dialogue about identity, belonging, and doing the right thing.
Public School Superhero
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Public School Superhero by: James Patterson
Kenny Wright, the relatable protagonist of Public School Superhero , is a smart, introverted kid who faces many obstacles in his daily life—not only because he is bullied by his peers, but also because he attends an overcrowded, underfunded inner-city public school, which presents its own uniquely disheartening set of problems. As the book opens, Kenny describes how he and the other kids who attend Washington D. Kenny gets the chance to do just that when the unconventional Dr. Yetty, the latest new principal for Union Middle School which, unsurprisingly, has a high turnover rate for principals , drafts Kenny into giving chess lessons to one of his troubled classmates, a skinny, frenetic boy named Ray-Ray. In return for the chess lessons, which he enjoys, Ray-Ray takes Kenny under his wing, vowing to help him change his pushover reputation. As Kenny and Ray-Ray grow closer, events are set into motion that will change the lives of both boys in astonishing and moving ways.