The Invisible Boy
Author: Alyssa Hollingsworth; with art by Deb JJ Lee
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
Roaring Brook Press
In The News
"A grim reality approachably and even engagingly presented." —Kirkus Reviews
"A layered exploration of a challenging subject." —Publishers Weekly