Meet Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel

Summary:

Kamala Khan (16), aka Ms. Marvel, is a Pakistani girl who just wants to be a “normal” high school teenager. She’s also a big fan of the Avengers, so much so that her friends call her a nerd. One night she sneaks out of her house to go to a party. Little does she know this decision will change her life forever. 


BTSYA / Teen Reader (17):
As a big fan of Marvel, I had some expectations of what this comic would be like. I am pleased to say that even in the first volume, it exceeds each and every one of them! Not only is Kamala a wonderful protagonist, but she opens up a world of diversity in the Marvel heroes by having a Muslim-American character as a hero.

The plot isn’t confusing at all, and I immediately found myself connecting with Kamala. As a 17 year old myself, it was awesome to see such a strong and relatable character be around my age.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Readers who love comics, graphic novels, and expanding their world will find a superhero in Kamala Khan.

Content Awareness Factors:

None, though it is important to note that the reading level (3rd grade) is NOT indicative of the appropriate target audience. The comic is rated 12+ rating and includes topics too mature for someone under the age of 12 to read. 


Type of Book:
This is a high interest/low reading level book for teens and young adults.
Educational Themes:

Teens looking to see themselves in a book will be ready to celebrate diversity and strong girls.

Reading Level:
3.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
12 and Up
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer age: 17
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy this book or borrow it from a friend who has it. Our teen says: "It is definitely worth the money. "

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About

Ms. Marvel, Volume 1

Author G. Willow Wilson
Publisher Marvel © 2014
Illustrators Adrian Alphona
ISBN 9780785190219
Material E-book
Cost $9.66
Genres Comics | Graphic Novels, Asia | Asian People
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