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DC COMICS Presents Top Summer Reads For Young Readers

Check out a list of all the recent and upcoming young readers books from DC Comics including CATWOMAN: SOULSTEALER and POISON IVY THORNS.



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DC Comics has had huge success with its books for young readers both in the middle-grade and young adult ages. With summer just around the corner we’re rounding up some of the publishers best new and upcoming titles for both groups.

For Young Adult Readers:

NUBIA: REAL ONE (Written by L.L. McKinney and Illustrated by Robyn Smith)
On Shelves Now!

From the witty and powerful voice behind A Blade So Black, L.L. McKinney, and with endearing and expressive art by Robyn Smith, comes a vital story for today about equality, identity, and kicking it with your squad. When Nubia’s best friend, Quisha, is threatened by a boy who thinks he owns the town, Nubia will risk it all—her safety, her home, and her crush on that cute kid in English class—to become the hero society tells her she isn’t.

CATWOMAN SOULSTEALER (Written by Louise Simonson and Illustrated by Samantha Dodge)
On Sale: June 1

It’s been two years since Selina Kyle last set eyes on Gotham City…and now that Batman is gone…Selina is back! Or at least, Holly Vanderhees is. As Gotham’s newest socialite, she’ll put her old talent for picking pockets to new use while rubbing shoulders with the city’s finest citizens. But her past is catching up to her, and she is running out of time…

POISON IVY THORNS (Written by Kody Keplinger and Illustrated by Sara Kipin)
On Sale: June 1

There’s something unusual about Pamela Isley–the girl who hides behind her bright red hair. When cute goth girl Alice Oh comes into Pamela’s life after an accident at the local park, she makes her feel like pulling back the curtains and letting the sunshine in. But there are dark secrets deep within the Isley house. Secrets that could turn deadly.

I AM NOT STARFIRE (Written by Mariko Tamaki and Illustrated by Yoshi Yoshitani)
On sale: July 27

When someone from Starfire’s past arrives, Mandy must make a choice: give up before the battle has even begun, or step into the unknown and risk everything to save her mom. I am Not Starfire is a story about teenagers and/as aliens; about knowing where you come from and where you are going; and about mothers.

For Middle-Grade Readers:

DEAR DC SUPER-VILLAINS (Written by Michael Northrop and Illustrated by Gustavo Duarte)
On Shelves Now!

Peek inside the lives of DC’s infamous rogues in DEAR DC SUPER-VILLAINS, the sequel to DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE, where curious kids write to notorious scoundrels, asking them about life on the dark side .Each chapter highlights members of the Legion of Doom in a sympathetic way that is relatable to kids. But look closely and you may notice the baddies are up to something big!

FLASH FACTS (Written by Mayim Bialik, Ph.D and featuring stories created by an all-star cast of writers and illustrators) 
On Shelves Now!

Everyone’s favorite Scarlet Speedster is here to answer all your burning questions! Barry Allen, with the help of some of his close friends, will take readers on an exciting journey that examines everything from the vast expanse of our galaxy to the smallest living organism known to man.  

Read our review of Flash Facts right here.

MYSTERY OF THE MEANEST TEACHER (Written by Ryan North and Illustrated by Derek Charm)
On Sale: June 29

After angering a number of hostile spirits in England, 13-year-old magician Johnny Constantine has to find a way out of the country. Persuading his parents to send him to America, John arrives at the Junior Success Boarding School in Salem, Massachusetts. But once there,he finds himself to be something of an outcast. And he is also convinced that his homeroom teacher really has it in for him. Worse, he’s convinced that she’s really a witch.

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