Max the superhero boy and his family have been waiting for his baby sister ever since he saw her masked face in the ultrasound! She arrives with two little strands of red hair at exactly the stroke of midnight, and Maxine receives a superhero’s welcome: Grandma and Grandpa make presents, Madame Thunderbolt and Captain Lightning show her off at the office, and Max is there for her first steps, her first words, and her first book. Then, just as everyone expects her to, she flies!
But not all superheroes wear masks and capes, and Maxine is determined to be herself, dream big, and fly high on her own terms. Fans of Bob Graham’s signature humor and heart are in for a treat in this bright, bold sequel to the recently re-released Max, perfect for any child who wonders, “But who am I going to be?”
"Shedding her cape and choosing jeans instead of tights and boots seems liberating in the context of the story as Maxine resists her family’s admonitions that “superheroes do NOT wear jeans”.... Readers will see this act as one of self-affirmation that never undermines Maxine’s status as a superhero child (she can still fly without her cape.)" — Kirkus Reviews
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|Jan 18, 2022