Mike Nero and the Superhero School

Mike Nero and The Superhero School

Mike Nero and The Superhero School
By Natasha Carlow & Kyle Stephen, Illustrator
Published by Purple Butterfly Press
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"Can I tell you something about this school? You see this isn't a regular school. This is a superhero school..."


First days can be tough, especially for someone as shy as Mikey but Mikey's new school is a little different. On his first day, he meets his principal and some incredible children who help him discover his own superpower within and he learns that no matter what we may look like on the outside, everyone has something that makes them valuable.


Can Mikey learn to use his newfound superpower to make his school a better place for all students?


"Critics and readers alike have been calling for more positive and varied representations of disability in children’s books for a long time; Mike Nero and the Superhero School does a great job of meeting this urgent need. By reframing disabilities as superpowers, this book encourages readers to focus on what makes people special and unique and emphasizes ability rather than vulnerability. The bright and cheerful illustrations are similarly framed to emphasize ability—they burst with energy and movement, undermining popular stereotypes about disability. Mike’s perspective is empathetic, underscoring the story’s key message about kindness. Overall, Mike Nero and the Superhero School is a great educational text as well as an engaging story." - Children's Book Review


Perfect Bound | 32 pages | $10.95 USD | 8.5 x 8.5 | 978-1955119030 | February 1, 2022