Superheroes Here and There by Crystel Patterson
James loves superheroes! He dreams of helping them fight bad guys. Unfortunately, he keeps hearing that they are just make-believe. Desperate to get to the bottom of all this crazy talk, he bombards his parents with a long list of questions about superheroes. Will their responses prove to James that Superheroes are real?
Superheroes Here and There is the third book of the "Inspired to be..." Series.
The "Inspired to be..." book series is a collection of children's books inspired by the culture, experiences, and dreams of Black people with the goal of inspiring all children.
This book is meant to inspire children to recognize traits in people that make them stand out as heroes. More importantly, this book is meant to inspire children to be real-life superheroes to others by embodying qualities like courage, kindness, determination, and authenticity. The moral of the story is simply: If you ever want to meet a superhero, you don't have to look very far because they are all around us.
Parents can use this book as an opportunity to talk about vocabulary words and new phrases as well as discuss with their child what a superhero means to them and who in their lives show up as superheroes.