Bennett won the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to star alongside SUPERMAN in the new book after receiving first place in the publisher's FIND A HERO! writing contest in March. The contest invited students nationwide to write about a real hero at their school. Bennett wrote about his visually-impaired teacher Mr. Brown, also featured in the book with his seeing eye-dog Stanley. In The Kid Who Saved Superman, Hakeem's character saves Superman after he's trapped by a large kryptonite rock.
"Working on this book has been a special project for us, given extra meaning because Hakeem is such a deserving kid. We're so excited to feature him in the story, and we think other kids will be able to relate to Hakeem and maybe even see themselves in this adventure with Superman," said Joan Berge, President of Capstone Publishers Fiction.
The Kid Who Saved Superman is one of 12 new titles in the DC SUPER HEROES series, based around DC Comics' iconic characters SUPERMAN and BATMAN. Reviews of DC SUPER HEROES have been overwhelmingly positive, calling them "colorful, action-packed chapter books with loads of appeal" (School Library Journal) and "an ideal launching pad into the vast world of Superman comics" (Booklist).
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The Kid Who Saved Superman
By Paul Kupperberg
$18.99 (Library Binding)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6
Reading Level: Grades 2-3
About Stone Arch Books
Stone Arch Books publishes funny, scary, mysterious and adventurous novels and SAFE graphic novels that kids from elementary through junior high school find irresistible. Offering kids exciting choices that meet their interests, Stone Arch Books transforms reluctant readers into reading enthusiasts. Stone Arch Books is part of Capstone Publishers, a family-owned group of children's book publishers supporting the reading needs of preK to high school students through nonfiction, fiction, picture books, interactive and audiobooks, and literacy programs. For more information on Stone Arch Books, visit www.StoneArchBooks.com.
About DC Comics
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, and the SANDMAN. These DC super heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action)
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Capstone Publishers, the leading publisher of high-kid-appeal children’s books for school and public libraries. Imprints include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, Red Brick Learning, and Heinemann-Raintree.