Batgirl at Super Hero High
(DC Super Hero Girls #3)
By Lisa Yee
January 3, 2017
Random House BFYR
Get your cape on with the DC Super Hero Girls™— the unprecedented new Super Hero universe especially for girls! Readers of all ages can fly high with the all-new adventures of Wonder Woman™, Supergirl™, Batgirl™, and some of the world’s most iconic female super heroes as high schoolers!
Batgirl has always hidden in the shadows—but does she have what it takes to stand in the spotlight at Super Hero High?
Barbara Gordon has always been an off-the-charts, just-forget-about-the-test super-genius and tech whiz, and then she gets the offer of a lifetime when Supergirl recognizes that Barbara’s talents make her an ideal candidate for Super Hero High. Donning the cape and cowl, Barbara Gordon becomes Batgirl, ready to train at the most elite school on the planet, next to some of the most powerful teenagers in the galaxy. She’s always had the heart of a hero . . . but now she’ll have to prove that she can be one. Good thing she loves a challenge!
Award-winning author Lisa Yee brings mystery, thrills, and laughs to this groundbreaking series that follows DC Comics most iconic female Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Move over Batman™ and Superman™—the DC Super Hero Girls are ready to save the day and have fun doing it!
The adventures at Super Hero High continue with its newest student, Batgirl...aka, Barbara Gordon, super genius tech-whiz and daughter of Commissioner Gordon. With her high-tech gadgets, intelligence, and best friend, Supergirl, Barbara becomes Batgirl and adjusts to life at Super Hero High. But she finds that life among Supers without super powers isn’t easy. Plus, her dad isn’t fully on board with her being a superhero and she finds herself stretched a bit too thin trying to please everyone. When a mastermind, with a tech-whiz mind that rivals hers, makes big trouble, will Batgirl have the right super stuff to save the day?
Lisa Yee’s latest installment in her high-flying, action packed, super fun middle-grade series, does not disappoint! Batgirl at Super Hero High is jam packed with all the heart, humor, and excitement I’ve come to expect from this girl-power fueled series.
Though a series, with recurring characters, I like that each book can be read as a standalone. No matter which book readers dive into, the world of Super Hero High and its many characters, plots, histories, etc, is well developed, explored, and laid out. Making the many well known superheroes and villains high school students (or teachers) and placing them in the Super Hero High setting, allows these characters and stories to feel relatable, refreshing, and accessible to young readers. The various classes at Super Hero High will amuse, intrigue, and thrill readers, and I love that, because of Batgirl’s tech-whiz expertise, this installment really focuses on all the cool superhero technology, science, and mechanics.
All the fun, engaging, and entertaining characters from books one and two are back- Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Katana, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Bumblebee, Cyborg, The Flash, and much more- and of course, Batgirl is really given the chance to shine. Young readers will love that Batgirl wasn’t born with or hasn’t acquired super powers, but must rely on her own human strength, intelligence, and heart.
Like its predecessors, Batgirl at Super Hero High is bursting with awesome girl-power and an empowering feminist attitude that will inspire and encourage both girls and boys to be super!
Lisa Yee’s debut novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award. Her other novels for young people, with nearly two million copies in print, include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, So Totally Emily Ebers, Absolutely Maybe, and two books about a fourth grader, Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) and Bobby the Brave (Sometimes). Lisa is also the author of American Girl’s Kanani books and Good Luck, Ivy. Her recent novel, Warp Speed, is about a Star Trek geek who gets beat up every day at school.
Lisa is a former Thurber House Children’s Writer-in-Residence whose books have been chosen as an NPR Best Summer Read, a Sports Illustrated Kids Hot Summer Read, and a USA Today Critics’ Top Pick.
Visit Lisa at lisayee.com or check out her blog at lisayee.livejournal.com.
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