The Shadow Hero

He chooses to restore law and order rather than rule an empire. He has a spirit shadow that follows him. His skin turns bright pink when wet. He is impervious to bullets. He is shadowGREEN TURTLE. 

Before he was a superhero, Green Turtle was a boy who aspired to take over his father’s grocery store in Chinatown. And his costume only half-clothes him because his mother wouldn’t help him sew the shirt. Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew show us the making of the first Asian American superhero, based on Chu Hing’s original Green Turtle. The Shadow Hero is a story of courage, finding one’s identity and doing good.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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