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A little bit super : with small powers come big problems / edited by Leah Henderson and Gary D. Schmidt.

Henderson, Leah, (author,, editor.). Schmidt, Gary D., (author,, editor.).


The kids in these humorous short stories each have a minor superpower they're learning to live with. One can shape-shift--but only part of her body, and only on Mondays. Another can always tell whether an avocado is perfectly ripe. One can even hear the thoughts of the animals in the pet store! But what these stories are really about is their young protagonists "owning" a power that contributes to their individuality, that allows them to find their place in the world, that shows them a potential they might not have imagined. Because if you really think about it, we all have something special and unique about ourselves that makes us a little bit super. We all have the power to change as an individual, to change our communities for the better, to have a voice and to speak up. These playful, thought-provoking tales from some of today's top middle grade authors prompt readers to consider what their own superpower might be, and how they can use it."--Amazon.

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  • ISBN: 0358683424
  • ISBN: 9780358683421
  • Physical Description: 278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Clarion Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2024.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
A river of thoughts / by Jarrett J. Krosoczka -- 2.4 seconds to Sonder / by Pablo Cartaya -- Shift / by Nikki Grimes -- Matchmaker / by Pam Munoz Ryan -- The chameleon's kiss / by Mitali Perkins -- Corwin the empathic / by Brian Young -- Fingers crossed / Kyle Lukoff -- Welcome to The Gabby Show / by Ibi Zoboi -- Roll on / by Linda Sue Park -- Rescue day / by Leah Henderson -- The hieroglyph / by Gary D. Schmidt -- The boy with the demon claw / by Daniel Nayeri -- Asian parents dictionary / by Remy Lai -- Shadow rescue: a tale of heroic Rodentia / by Meg Medina.
Subject: Great powers > Juvenile fiction.
Middle school students > Juvenile fiction.
Grandes puissances > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Élèves d'école moyenne > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Middle school students > Juvenile fiction.
Heroes and heroines > Juvenile fiction.
Ability > Juvenile fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Individuality > Juvenile fiction.
Self-realization > Juvenile fiction.
Social change > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: short stories.
Short stories.
Humorous fiction.

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