Ultimate Author Jason Reynolds brings Ultimate Spider-man Miles Morales to novel form in a surprisingly complex superhero story.
Recommended grade level: 7 and up
Pages: 272 (for ISBN 9781484787489)
Genre(s) and keywords: science fiction, superheroes, diverse (Black, Latinx)
Tone/Style: urban, cool (There’s got to be a better word than “cool” but I don’t know what it is. This book just has a lot of swagger)
Topics: superheroes, boarding school, crime, urban life, mixed-race families
Themes: (with great power comes great) responsibility, protecting others, family, defying a destructive family legacy
Summary: Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, beautiful poet Alicia. He’s even got a scholarship spot at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Oh yeah, and he’s Spider Man. Continue reading