Jan. 18, 2012
-- Parkside Press has announced the release of THE GALACTIC ADVENTURES OF JAEDYN G., a middle-grade novel that follows a young superhero’s journey from school to space. It is the first in a series.
THE GALACTIC ADVENTURES OF JAEDYN G. features a strong female African-American protagonist as she helps a space alien named Zel defeat an evil bully on Planet Bob. Throughout her journey, which includes a dazzling shopping trip, action-packed wrestling tournament and an ongoing riff with fellow classmate Darlene, Jaedyn learns that superpowers can come in all forms.
With so few middle-grade or young adult novels featuring lead African-American characters, author Andre Gaines considers THE GALACTIC ADVENTURES OF JAEDYN G. a unique book in its category. His niece inspired the title character. “The book is a fast-paced, fun adventure for kids everywhere, with the title character especially geared towards young African-American readers,” Gaines said.
The novel is available on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615565182
) and will be available to major book sellers everywhere through Ingram and Baker & Taylor on January 26, 2012.