Miles Morales: Spider-Man

Title

Miles Morales: Spider-Man

Authors

Jason Reynolds

Publisher

Marvel Press

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781484788509

Pages

272 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, beautiful poet Alicia. He's even got a scholarship spot at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Oh yeah, and he's Spider Man. But lately, Miles's spidey-sense has been on the fritz. When a misunderstanding leads to his suspension from school, Miles begins to question his abilities. After all, his dad and uncle were Brooklyn jack-boys with criminal records. Maybe kids like Miles aren't meant to be superheroes. Maybe Miles should take his dad's advice and focus on saving himself. As Miles tries to get his school life back on track, he can't shake the vivid nightmares that continue to haunt him. Nor can he avoid the relentless buzz of his spidey-sense every day in history class, amidst his teacher's lectures on the historical benefits of slavery and the modern-day prison system. But after his scholarship is threatened, Miles uncovers a chilling plot, one that puts his friends, his neighborhood, and himself at risk. It's time for Miles to suit up.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL710L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Race & Culture; Extended family; Biracial / Multiracial; family living with relatives; biracial / multiracial child

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / African-American / Brown-skinned; Hispanic / Latinx

Keywords

aunt; uncle; city; new york city; family; school; friends

Diversity Impact

direct

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