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The Invisible Boy

The Invisible Boy

Alyssa Hollingsworth; with art by Deborah Lee

Roaring Brook Press


If no one sees him, does he exist? This superhero-inspired adventure story explores friendship and what it means to be truly brave.

Nadia looks for adventure in the pages of her Superman comic books, until a mysterious boy saves her dog from drowning during a storm and then disappears. Now she finds herself in the role of Lois Lane, hunting down the scoop of the Invisible Boy. Suddenly she’s in a real-life adventure that’s far more dangerous than anything in her comic books.

The Invisible Boy is a mystery and an adventure story, as well as a story about child labor trafficking. Like Katherine Applegate, author of Crenshaw and Wishtree, Alyssa Hollingsworth takes a difficult subject matter and makes it accessible for middle-grade readers.

Featuring illustrations by Deborah Lee

Chapter 1


Here’s the scoop: A supervillain lives on my street.

And that’s just the sort of breaking news I’m after.

The sun shines through my window for...

Praise for The Invisible Boy

"A grim reality approachably and even engagingly presented." —Kirkus Reviews

A layered exploration of a challenging subject." —Publishers Weekly


Alyssa Hollingsworth; with art by Deborah Lee

Alyssa Hollingsworth was born in Florida and studied Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. She is the author of The Eleventh Trade and lives in Hampton, Virginia.

Deborah Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in New Jersey and Alabama. She always loved to draw, and currently works as a product designer and illustrator. Deb lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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