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Green Lantern: Legacy
Written by Minh Lê
Illustrated by Andie Tong
Colored by Sarah Stern
Lettered by Ariana Maher
On sale 1/21
Middle grade graphic novel (readers ages 8-12)
Thirteen-year-old Tai Pham lives in the apartment above his grandmother’s store in a room crammed with sketchpads and comic books. Tai’s youthful imagination cannot prepare him for the world he is thrown into. He must overcome his greatest obstacle in order to keep his grandmother’s legacy alive: fear.
When Tai inherits his grandmother’s jade ring, he soon finds out it’s more than it appears. Suddenly, he is inducted into a group of space cops known as the Green Lanterns, and every time he puts pen to paper, he is forced to confront his insecurity that he might not be creative or strong enough to uphold his bá’s legacy. Tai must decide what kind of hero he wants to be: Will he learn to soar above his insecurities, or will the past keep him grounded?
About Minh Lê
Minh Lê is a writer but, like his grandfather, is a man of few words. He is a national early childhood policy expert, is the author of the picture books Drawn Together (illustrated by Dan Santat) and Let Me Finish! (illustrated by Isabel Roxas), and he has written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington Post. Green Lantern Legacy is his first graphic novel. A first-generation Vietnamese American, he went to Dartmouth College and has a master’s in education from Harvard University. Outside of spending time with his beautiful wife and sons in their home near Washington, D.C., Minh’s favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book.
About Andie Tong
Andie Tong’s past comic book and illustration experience includes titles such as Spectacular Spider-Man UK, The Batman Strikes!, Tron: Betrayal, Plants vs. Zombies, Star Wars, Tekken, and Stan Lee’s The Zodiac Legacy. Andie has also illustrated children’s books for HarperCollins for more than ten years and has had the opportunity to work on multiple books with Stan Lee. Malaysian born, Andie migrated to Australia at a young age, and then moved to London in 2005. In 2012 he journeyed back to Asia and currently resides in Singapore with his wife and two children.