Lightning Girl

Lightning Girl

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The Lightning Girl series has all the classic tensions of superhero versus super villain stories, together with realistic family and friendship dynamics, and laughs on every page.

Ten-year-old Aurora Beam feels utterly unremarkable, until the day she sees her little sister being picked on and beams of light shoot out of her fingertips!

"This series starter, previously published in the UK, brings an upbeat, Black-girl superhero to a new audience. ...Dixon's debut proves to be a charmingly quick read, reminiscent of a more G-rated Black Lightning."
-- Booklist

"These are fun, fast reads, with a bi-racial, big-haired heroine who is still very much a kid. Sure she has powers, but she doesn't have a lot of confidence in herself. Although not everyone has problems controlling their lightning powers, many of us can relate to her worries... In short, these should go down very easily indeed for younger middle school readers."
-- Charlotte's Library

"Despite my misgivings I opened up Lightning Girl and you know what? It's quite good! The fast pace along with the first person narration by the endearing Aurora Beam made for a winning combination. ... Fun, black and white illustrations are scattered throughout the chapters. The story shines in more ways than one and it would also make for a great read aloud."
-- Always in the Middle