The owner of the Jade Market has a secret--one that will soon change her grandson's life.
Thirteen-year-old Tai Pham lives in the apartment above his grandmother's store, where his bedroom is crammed with sketchpads and comic books. But not even his most imaginative drawings could compare to the colorful adventure he's about to embark on.
When Tai inherits his grandmother's jade ring, he soon finds out it's more than it appears. Suddenly he's being inducted into a group of space cops known as the Green Lanterns, his neighborhood is being overrun by some racist bullies, and every time he puts pen to paper, he's forced to confront that he might not be creative enough or strong enough to uphold his ba's legacy.
Now Tai must decide what kind of hero he wants to be: will he learn to soar above his insecurities or will the past keep him grounded?
About the Author
Minh Lê is the author of the picture books Drawn Together (illustrated by Dan Santat) and Let Me Finish! (illustrated by Isabel Roxas), and has written for the New York Times, the Horn Book Review, and the Huffington Post. Green Lantern: Legacy is his first graphic novel. A first-generation Vietnamese-American, during the day Minh is a national early childhood policy expert who went to Dartmouth College and has a master's in education from Harvard University. Outside of spending time with his beautiful wife and sons in their home near Washington, D.C., Minh's favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book.
Andie Tong's past comic book and illustration experience include titles such as Spectacular Spider-Man UK, The Batman Strikes!, Tron: Betrayal, Plants Vs Zombies, Star Wars, Tekken and Stan Lee's Zodiac Legacy. Andie has also illustrated children's books for HarperCollins for over 10 years.