by Claudia Dávila and Jack Briglio
Kids Can Press
An action-packed superhero story about the power of imagination.
In this exciting graphic novel, Logan is thrilled when his parents tell him they’re all taking the train to see the Santa Claus parade. But Logan isn’t like most 11-year-olds – he can’t speak, and he mostly lives in his head. On this adventure, Logan must face some of his greatest fears: masks, dogs and the unknown. When he’s separated from his parents at the parade, Logan goes where he’s the bravest version of himself – his imagination. Transforming into superhero ThunderBoom, Logan is determined to stomp his way through any challenges.
Eisner-nominated author Jack Briglio tells an entertaining story about the kinds of challenges faced by those who are developmentally delayed, nonverbal or both. Claudia Dávila’s dynamic art brings Logan’s real and imaginary worlds to vivid life and will appeal to comic book and graphic novel fans. This is a terrific title for focusing on social-emotional learning, self-management and self-awareness. It’s also an appealing story for teaching empathy and character education lessons on courage, compassion, inclusivity and tolerance.