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The Invisible Boy


Roaring Brook Press
Available: 09/08/20
5.38 x 8.25 · 320 pages
Ages 10-14 years
CDN $22.99 · cl
With dust jacket

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Alyssa Hollingsworth

illustrated by Deborah Lee

If no one sees him, does he exist? This superhero-inspired adventure story explores friendship and what it means to be truly brave.

Nadia looks for adventure in the pages of her Superman comic books, until a mysterious boy saves her dog from drowning during a storm and then disappears. Now she finds herself in the role of Lois Lane, hunting down the scoop of the Invisible Boy. Suddenly she's in a real-life adventure that's far more dangerous than anything in her comic books.

The Invisible Boy is a mystery and an adventure story, as well as a story about child labor trafficking. Like Katherine Applegate, author of Crenshaw and Wishtree, Alyssa Hollingsworth takes a difficult subject matter and makes it accessible for middle-grade readers.

Featuring illustrations by Deborah Lee

Alyssa Hollingsworth was born in small town Pensacola, Florida, but life as a roving military kid soon mellowed her (unintelligibly strong) Southern accent. Wanderlust is in her blood, and she's always waiting for the wind to change. Stories remain her constant.

Alyssa is the author of The Eleventh Trade .
Deborah Leewas born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in New Jersey and Alabama. She always loved to draw, and currently works as a product designer and illustrator. Deb lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She is the illustrator of Alyssa Hollingsworth's The Invisible Boy .