Shadow of the Batgirl

by Kuhn, Sarah (Author),

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 14 copies
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Summary
Cassandra Cain, teenage assassin, isn't exactly Batgirl material...yet. Will she step out of the shadows and overcome her greatest obstacle--that voice inside her head telling her she can never be a hero?

Lucky for Cass, she won't have to defy her destiny alone. With the help of her new mentors, noodle shop owner Jackie Fujikawa Yoneyama and a librarian named Barbara Gordon, she'll attempt to answer this question the only way she knows how- learning everything she possibly can about her favorite hero. The only problem is that Batgirl hasn't been seen in Gotham for years...Can Cass find Batgirl before her father destroys the world she has grown to love? Or will shehave to take on a heroic mantle of her very own?

Accompanied by the edgy art style of Nicole Goux, Sarah Kuhn, author of Heroine Complex and I Love You So Mochi, tells the harrowing story of a girl who overcomes the odds to find her unique identity.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Trained from birth to be a perfect weapon, Cassandra Cain dispatches her father's enemies with ghastly snaps, cracks, and crunches. Though her highly specialized training has left her with only the barest grasp of spoken language, she reads the love and regret in the eyes of her last victim as he croaks a farewell to his own beloved child, and so Cassandra goes on the run. She winds up hiding out in a Gotham City library, where she starts developing her language skills and hears the legend of Batgirl, as told by none other than former Batgirl Barbara Gordon. Struggling to open up, Cass eventually accepts Barbara, as well as Jackie, the tough but motherly owner of the neighborhood noodle shop, as her surrogate family. With their help, she dons a DIY costume and brings Batgirl back to the streets, starting with a crusade against dodgy library patrons, but eventually she confronts her own past in the form of her father and his assassins. There's an inexhaustible supply of stories about choosing a path or identity in YA literature, but Kuhn deepens the theme and her character by centering her plot on Cass' confused search for both human connection and heroic ideals. Add Goux's lean, manga-inflected art with its rollicking, parkour-inspired action sequences, and you've got a top-tier entry in DC's YA graphic novel line.--Jesse Karp Copyright 2020 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "After a botched job, teenage assassin Cassandra Cain is on the run in Gotham City with no resources, little spoken language, and extremely limited knowledge of the world. Luckily, she finds a safe haven in gruff-yet-kind restaurant owner Jacqueline "Jackie" Fujikawa Yoneyama, as well as the Gotham Public Library. Teaching herself to speak and read, Cassandra observes librarian Barbara Gordon's story times and learns about the mysterious Batgirl, who once protected the city before vanishing years ago. Modeling herself on Batgirl, Cassandra decides to become a hero and defend the library and the city--but first, she must break free of her past. Cassandra's deadly skill set and hyperintuitive awareness of her surroundings, juxtaposed against her emotional naïveté, create an immediately endearing character. The diverse supporting cast presents compelling models of confidence and kindness, drawn with detailed individuality by Goux, who also depicts the main setting, the library, with grandeur and personality. While the plot is slight and the world is disconnected from other tales within the Batman universe, the collaborators' intimate scale ultimately benefits this character-driven story. Ages 13--17. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Batgirl -- (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Gordon, Barbara -- (Fictitious character)
Self-confidence -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Assassins -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Asian Americans -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Children of criminals -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superhero comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Burbank, CA :2020
Contributors Goux, Nicole, illustrator.
Peter, Cris, illustrator.
Chiang, Janice, illustrator.
Temofonte, Saida, illustrator.
Audience Ages 13-17.
Language English
Notes Batgirl based on characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.
Description 205 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781401289782
1401289789
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