Wisconsin Author Releases Debut Middle Grade Novel on March 6
GLENDALE, Wis., Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ Wisconsin author Lora Hyler adds to the superhero canon as Black Panther breaks world box office records. The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes features a 12-year-old African-American superhero and a multicultural cast of friends, who work on CRISPR-Cas9 in their 7 th grade advanced science classroom, and love spy gadgets.
She has written several award-winning screenplays. Her son, William and his multicultural band of friends growing up, served as inspiration for the novel. She's thrilled at the book's advance praise. "I've had an opportunity to share it with teachers and educators around the country, students and fellow authors, as well as readers abroad. The themes of superheroes, science and spy gadgets, with a sprinkling of American History seems to have Universal appeal," said Hyler.
"Middle grade readers who pick up The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes expecting a one-dimensional story of a young would-be scientist/superhero will find the read exciting, stimulating, and a powerful probe of heroism's roots and friendship's special challenges; highly recommended as a standout tale."
- D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"An African-American tween uses espionage skills and superpowers in this debut middle-grade novel. Seventh-grader Marty Hayes is excited to work with the world-renowned CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing kit in science class. But things go awryThis rousing book with engaging characters should appeal to readers who enjoy adventurous superhero sagas. A thrilling tale with series potential that highlights science, spying, history, and the importance of family.
- Kirkus Review
"Smartly written, not only with the inclusion of science, the book also delights with a diverse cast of characters and well-placed references to civil rights' history and more. This could be an excellent jumping off point for some nonfiction reading about Harriet Tubman, the Tuskegee Airmen, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ruby Bridges. I highly recommend this read."
- Valerie Biel, author of Circle of Nine series, Lost Lake Press
The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes will be showcased at the upcoming Bologna Children's Book Fair from March 26-29 in Bologna, Italy.
HenschelHAUS Publishing, Inc. will publish the planned three-part book series.
Lora Hyler is a resident of Glendale, Wis., a former radio news journalist, and corporate communications manager. She owns Hyler Communications, a public relations and marketing firm founded in 2001.
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