Public School Superhero

My son loves James Patterson’s books. Patterson is the bestselling author of the highly praised Middle School books, I Funny, Confessions of a Murder Suspect, and the Maximum Ride, Witch & Wizard, Daniel X, and Alex Cross series. His books have sold over 275 million copies worldwide. Patterson’s combination of humor and real-life story telling, keeps my son reading for hours on end.

When he discovered that Patterson was releasing a new book with an African-American protagonist, he was thrilled. He was also excited about the book because he loves comic books and this book references superheroes.

Public School Superhero is a story about a good kid with a great imagination struggling in a less-than-ideal world. The main character, Kenny Wright,is a kid with a secret identity. In his mind, he’s Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak. In reality, he’s a chess club devotee known as a “Grandma’s Boy,” a label that makes him an easy target for bullies. Kenny wants to bring a little more Steel to the real world, but the question is: can he recognize his own true strength before peer pressure forces him to make the worst choice of his life? This illustrated novel is a genuinely funny yet poignant look at middle school in a challenging urban setting, where a kid’s life can depend on the everyday decisions he makes.

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In 2015, Patterson will donate 100,000 copies of Public School Superhero to some of the most neglected and underfunded schools in America, and he will launch a major campaign to support school libraries. The books will be distributed through First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books for kids in need. First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 125 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families in the United States and Canada. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education.

Kids are bound to find Public School Superhero relatable and entertaining because it is brimming with wit, action, and heart.

Because my son loves this book so much, I’d like to give one Mocha Dad reader a chance to win a Public School Superhero Prize Pack which includes:

  • Copy of Public School Superhero
  • $50 Visa gift card

To enter the giveaway, answer the following question in the comments section:

Who is your favorite superhero?

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Mocha Dad’s “Public School Superhero Prize Pack Giveaway” starts on Sunday, April 12, 2015 and ends on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:59 a.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans 18 years old and older in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Goodall Family Media are not eligible to win. You are also ineligible if you’ve won a prize from this website within the past 30 days. One (1) winner will be chosen via and announced soon after the ending date. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. If a winner does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received compensation and/or one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my website. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” All opinions are my own. Allow 3-6 weeks for giveaway fulfillment. Prize value = $60.