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The Invincible Alex Xavier

Length: 256 pages3 hours


The first in a three-part series, Alex Xavier is a vivid and intense coming-of-age story set in Kansas City in 1989. Narrated by a 12-year-old boy, Alex Xavier depicts the life of an inner city family struggling to make it. The young narrator, astute and creative, longs to be a superhero, and he discovers that his street art may be his family's way out of the ghetto. After experiencing success as an artist, he realizes that the other side may not be greener. He decides that superheroes come in all shapes and sizes, and fighting to make his neighborhood a better place becomes his mission. And he'll stop at nothing to fight for what's right.

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