Friday, July 10, 2015

“Boys of Steel” on NYPL summer reading list

With the summer reading theme “Every Hero Has a Story” in full swing, I was honored to hear that Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman made the summer reading list (nonfiction, grades 2-3) of the New York, Brooklyn, and Queens Public Libaries.

I was bummed Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman didn’t, especially since it’s a New York story. However, as Betsy Bird kindly explained, only paperbacks are eligible. (They didn’t know about this.)

I suppose you could say both books are New York stories. Metropolis and Gotham, the fictional cities of Superman and Batman, respectively, are both analogs for New York (some say Metropolis is New York during the day, Gotham is New York at night).

Semantics aside, thank you, NYPL!

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