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Jensen, Marion.
New Yor : Harper, 2013
IL 3-6, RL 4.2
ISBN 0062209612

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

Have you ever wished you had a super power or were a super hero?  Well, Rafter knows he is, or he will be once that magical day comes after his twelfth birthday when he will receive his super power just like all of the Baileys before him.  Of course his enemy, Juanita Johnson will receive her powers, too, so heíll have to watch out!  When he gets his power, heís disappointed to say the least.  How will he avoid the Johnsons and help his family in the war against their archenemies, the supervillain Johnsons?    Why didnít he get a super fabulous power like flying or freezing stuff?  What is going on in the world of super powers and villains?  Read Almost Super to find out!  (Prepared by:   Melanie Starks, East Aiken School of the Arts,
South Carolina Children's Books Award Nominee, 2016)

Booktalk #2

Everyone in the Bailey family is a superhero; it is in their genes. The exciting day has finally come for Rafter and Benny to earn their amazing super powers! When the powers are bestowed, however, they turn out to be not-so-super. How are Rafter and Benny supposed to help their family fight the supervillain Johnson family with useless powers?   (Booktalk by the Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee)

SUBJECTS:     Family life -- Fiction.
                        Superheroes -- Fiction.
                        Supervillains -- Fiction.

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