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  • 04/2018
  • 9781684016105
  • 38 pages
  • $14.95
The Amazingly Awesome Amani

Children/Young Adult; Comics/Graphic Novels; (Market)

Amani Taylor is a boy of few words until he falls asleep. When night falls, he becomes AWESOME AMANI—crime fighting superhero and defender of all that is good. Taking on life’s challenges by day and tackling superhero problems by night, there’s nothing Amani can’t do!
Reviews
Kirkus Reviews

An African-American boy with a great imagination becomes a superhero in this picture book.

Amani loves to read—especially comics about Amazing Man. He doesn’t talk much, though, and kids at school gossip about him. At bedtime, his mom gives him a pep talk, saying that he’s “a very special boy.” Later, Amani wakes to hear a bully stealing a soccer ball from a smaller kid outside. He puts on a superhero outfit and becomes “AWESOME AMANI.” Using his sister Sandy’s jump rope, he climbs out his window, trips up the bully with another ball, and returns the soccer ball to its owner. Amani hears his mom calling, but he’s horrified to see Sandy dangling the jump rope out of reach. Then Amani wakes up with a shout. His parents rush in; his dad says, “that must have been some dream,” and Amani says it was “awesome.” Samuels and Samuels (Pass the Torch, 2016) dedicate their book to those who assist children with autism and learning challenges. Its ending feels slightly clichéd, but youngsters will find Amani’s vivid imagination and dream life relatable. The book also effectively depicts the impact of loving, supportive parents. Nidhom’s (Cathy, the Cow Who Couldn’t Moo, 2017, etc.) charming illustrations add bold dimension and character to the story.

An uplifting tale about empathy and courage.

Pub Date: April 4th, 2018

News
07/21/2018
Check out "The Amazingly Awesome Amani" at The Harlem Book Fair

The Amazingly Awesome Amani and other W.R.E.a.C Havoc  Publishing titles will be on display. Come thru!

09/16/2018
Come out and support Team Amazingly Awesome Amani at Autism Speaks NYC Walk

Join team Amazingly Awesome Amani as we walk to raise funds for the mission of Autism Speaks, The Amazingly Awesome Trey Amani, to fuel innovative research, and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services for the autism community. Please support our cause by donating and help us reach our fundraising goal!

Formats
Hardcover Details
  • 04/2018
  • 9781684016105
  • 38 pages
  • $14.95

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