From Meg Cabot, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries!
Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she's going. First, she'll win the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she'll join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just like her dad. Who knows, her rock-star group of friends may even save the world, but first they'll need to agree on a band name. When a mysterious figure keeps getting in the way of Dinah's goals and threatens her friends and family, she'll learn more about herself, her mother's secret past, and navigating the various power chords of life.
With expressive and energetic art by Cara McGee to match the trademark attitude and spunk of Meg Cabot's characters and dialogue, this mother-daughter story embraces the highs and lows of growing up without growing out of what makes us unique. It's an inspirational song that encourages readers to find their own special voices to sing along with Black Canary!---from the publisher
144 pages 978-1401286200 Ages 9-13
Keywords: graphic novel, band, performing arts, friends, friendship, action/adventure, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, mother/daughter, individuality, identity, dreams, voice, singing, superpower, superheroes, crime
13-year old Dinah Lance has her life all figured out. She's going to join the Junior Police Academy and follow in her father's footsteps as a crimefighter. She also wants to see how far her band can go. Blessed with great friends and parents she has a solid launch pad for her dreams.
Things can change. Life can send you off in new directions. Dinah's newfound singing voice has grown into something truly powerful. Where will the voice take her? As she explores her voice, Dinah finds herself led to her mother's past and up against someone who is working against all of Dinah's dreams.
What will she learn about her mother's past? Who is trying to stop her?
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com