As a huge fan of Meg Cabot and everything I’ve been reading from DC Ink, of course I jumped at the chance to be on the blog tour for Black Canary: Ignite. It’s Meg Cabot’s first graphic novel and the first I’ve read from DC Zoom. Read on for more about the book and my thoughts.
About the Book:
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.
What a fun story! I honestly don’t think I’d heard of Black Canary before this books was announced. I loved learning more about the character from this story. I can’t wait for more!
This is certainly a book I will be adding to my school library. It’s quick and fun and touches on some of my favorite themes: friendships, positive family relationships, and being true to who you are. Dinah, the main character, learns that she has inherited a super power – her loud voice! She’s excited, but also disappointed. It isn’t the power she would have chosen. I loved seeing her learn to accept and be proud of her power. So sweet.
Cara McGee’s illustrations are excellent! I know they’ll appeal to my students. I loved the facial expressions she gives the characters. Dinah and her two best friends were my favorites, for sure.
This is a perfect graphic novel addition to any elementary or middle school. I know my fourth through sixth graders will all love it.