A True Wonder

The Comic Book Hero Who Changed Everything

by Kirsten W. Larson

On Sale: 09/28/2021

A True Wonder

The Comic Book Hero Who Changed Everything

by Kirsten W. Larson

illustrated by Katy Wu

On Sale: 09/28/2021

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About the Book

A behind-the-scenes look at the creation and evolution of Wonder Woman, the iconic character who has inspired generations of girls and women as a symbol of female strength and power.

Perhaps the most popular female superhero of all time, Wonder Woman was created by Bill Marston in 1941, upon the suggestion of his wife, Elizabeth. Wonder Woman soon showed what women can do—capture enemy soldiers, defeat criminals, become president, and more. Her path since has inspired women and girls while echoing their ever-changing role in society. Now a new group of devoted young fans enjoy her latest films, Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984, and await a third installation being planned for theatrical release. This exceptional book raises up the many women who played a part in her evolution, from Elizabeth Marston to writer Joye Hummel to director Patty Jenkins, and makes clear that the fight for gender equality is still on-going.

Critical Praise

★ "[I]nspiring and entertaining, much like Wonder Woman herself....A lively exploration of recent women’s history as well as the creation of an iconic female superhero."—Kirkus, STARRED review   ★ "This story about Wonder Woman, the iconic comic book, comic strip, TV show, and blockbuster superhero movie persona, splendidly parallels the history of women in America over the past 80 years....This is an engaging addition to the superhero canon and packs quite a punch for everyday women heroes."—Booklist, STARRED review —

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780358238423
  • ISBN 10: 0358238420
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 09/28/2021
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 7
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Art / Cartooning
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Girls & Women
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Biography
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / History
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Social Topics

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