Superman: Dawnbreaker

Superman: Dawnbreaker

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES!
DC Icons continues with the coming-of-age story of the world's first super hero, SUPERMAN, from Newbery award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author MATT DE LA PENA.

When the dawn breaks, a hero rises.

Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger--better--than everyone around him. But it's not like he's earned his powers . . . yet. Lately it's difficult to hold back and keep his heroics in the shadows. When Clark follows the sound of a girl crying, he comes across Gloria Alvarez and learns that people are disappearing from the Mexican-American and undocumented worker community in Smallville. Teaming up with his best friend, Lana Lang, Clark discovers that before he can save the world, he must save Smallville.

"In his brilliant take on Superman, de la Pena shows us that there's a chance we'll all need to step up like Clark Kent-with or without a cape."
-Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of Miles Morales: Spider-Man and Long Way Down

"A wonderful, bold interpretation of a DC icon that aspires to embrace all readers, new and old."
-Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Matt de la Pena's Superman is the quintessential American alien. Despite being caught between two worlds, he's everything we love about the Man of Steel: courageous, compassionate, and full of hope."
-Gene Luen Yang, author of New Super-Man and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Act fast! The first printing includes a poster of Clark Kent! Each first printing in the DC Icons series has a limited-edition poster--collect them all to create the full image!

Don't miss the rest of the DC Icons series! Read the books in any order you choose:
* Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
* Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
* Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 165 x 239 x 29mm | 556g
  • Random House Books for Young Readers
  • United States
  • English
  • 039954965X
  • 9780399549656
  • 348,315

Review quote

"A wonderful, bold interpretation of a DC icon that aspires to embrace all readers, new and old." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"In his brilliant take on Superman, de la Pena shows us that there's a chance we'll all need to step up like Clark Kent-with or without a cape."
-Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of Miles Morales: Spider-Man and Long Way Down

"Matt de la Pena's Superman is the quintessential American alien. Despite being caught between two worlds, he's everything we love about the Man of Steel: courageous, compassionate, and full of hope."
-Gene Luen Yang, author of New Super-Man and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

"As Clark learns the truth about his past and questions his identity, one thing remains true: Clark will always help those in need. This is a modern and relevant take on Clark Kent's teenage years." -SLJ

"This combination of Superman and De la Pena will fly off shelves, as the award-winning author offers a glimpse into the Man of Steel's beginning as a teenage outsider." -Bookllist

Praise for DC Icons:

"Maas has a gift for crafting fierce female protagonists. . . . An epic shoutout to all the bad girls who know how to have fun."
-Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW (for Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas)

"You'll enjoy this book whether you're a fan of Wonder Woman comics, the Wonder Woman movie, Leigh Bardugo, or just YA lit in general." -Hypable (for Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo)

"Feminism is the invisible jet powering this literary revamp of the Amazon princess."
-The New York Times Book Review (for Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo)

"Cinematic battles and a race against time keep the excitement high, but the focus on girls looking out for each other is what makes this tie-in shine."
-Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW (for Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo)

"All readers will definitely be delighted by Bardugo's cinematic delivery and long for more stories about this epic, ass-kicking heroine."
-VOYA, STARRED REVIEW (for Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo)

"A fast-paced story line, action-packed fight sequences, and hi-tech gadgetry expected from any Batman story make this a fun read with wide appeal."

-SLJ (for Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu)
"The trickiest aspect of any Batman narrative is getting into Bruce Wayne's head, and [Lu] doesn't miss a beat."
-Kirkus Reviews (for Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu)

"Masterful. . . . A great story for any Dark Knight fan."
-Den of Geek (for Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu)
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About Matt de la Peña

MATT DE LA PENA is a #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author. He has penned six critically acclaimed YA novels, including Mexican WhiteBoy and The Living, which was a Pura Belpre Author Honor Book. Matt's picture book Love was a #1 New York Times bestseller, and Last Stop on Market Street was awarded a Newbery Medal. Matt lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit him online at mattdelapena.com and follow him on Twitter at @mattdelapena. He is a DC Icons author, a series in which the DC Comics super hero icons are written by megastar young adult authors. The series also includes Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu, and Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas.
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4,114 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
5 18% (724)
4 33% (1,369)
3 34% (1,416)
2 12% (482)
1 3% (123)
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