What’s My Superpower?
Nalvana always wears a cape and googles and looks for her superpower. One day she notices a boy in her class who runs very fast. That is “his” superpower. Happily, she tells him. At the playground, she tells a girl on the swing that she goes so high that she can pretty much fly. The next day, all the kids go sliding on the snow. At the top of the hill one boy has built ice sculptures. They are awesome, and Nalvana tells him so, making him very proud. When all the kids play in the spring, a boy seems to be able to hold his breath underwater forever. Nalvana is pretty sure that he’s half fish, and for sure that’s a superpower, she tells him. But she still is sad not to have found her own superpower until her mom makes her notice that her superpower is to make people feel good about themselves, and this is a great gift to have. I liked this book. After reading it, I thought of my friend in class who isn’t very good at math and is sad about it. But he’s so creative when he draws, and I always make sure I remind him of it.
Aviaq Johnston • Tim Mack, Illustrator