By Susan Trooper
Award-winning author Lisa Yee (lisayee.com ) will write a middle-grade novel series as part of the new DC Super Hero Girls line of products. The first of a portfolio of books, all penned by Yee, will bring the DC Super Hero Girls world to print, serving up stories that expand from what is featured in the animated content—now available in short webisodes at DCSuperHeroGirls.com —and promising all-new girl-inspired adventures.
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“Working with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment, Mattel, and Lisa Yee on this project has been a meeting of the minds at every turn,” says Mallory Loehr, vice president and publishing director, Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group.
“We all feel keenly the unique ability of these characters to empower young girls, inspiring them to take action and release their own super-powered potential.” —Mallory Loehr, vice president, Random House
In Yee’s middle-grade series, readers will see the iconic DC Comics characters as high-schoolers. At Super Hero High, the galaxy’s most powerful teens nurture their powers and master the fundamentals of what it means to be a hero. In the first book, the student body is about to meet their strongest classmate yet—Wonder Woman! DC Super Hero Girls #1: Wonder Woman at Super Hero High, along with a slew of other related products such as action figures, releases in spring 2016.
“We are thrilled to be working with longtime partner Random House on a book series that will dive further into the stories of this exciting new franchise,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
“Lisa Yee is a gifted storyteller who will take the relatable world of DC Super Hero Girls from the pages and into the imaginations of young fans and readers everywhere.” —Karen McTier, executive vice president, Warner Bros.
Lisa Yee’s debut novel Millicent Min, Girl Genius won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award in 2004. With nearly 2 million books in print, her other novels for young people include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, So Totally Emily Ebers, Absolutely Maybe, Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally), and Bobby the Brave (Sometimes). Lisa is also the author of American Girl’s Kanani books and Good Luck, Ivy! Her novel Warp Speed is about a Star Trek geek who gets beaten up every day at school. Her latest novel is called The Kidney Hypothetical, Or How To Ruin Your Life In Seven Days.
Photo credit: Mieke Kramer
We say author Lisa Yee is a hero for stepping into a role that shouts, “Girls are superheroes too!” Right here, meet the DC Super Hero Girls who will grace Yee’s book series…
A natural-born leader, it’s Wonder Woman’s mission to make the entire world a better place.
Supergirl is the most powerful teen on Earth.
Batgirl is so ca-ray-zy smart that she got into Super Hero High based on her brain power alone.
Harley Quinn is disorganized and a jokester, but hey, she’s really fun!
The buzz is that Bumblebee’s ability to shrink makes her the perfect top-secret spy.
Poison Ivy is blossoming into her amazing ability to manipulate plants.
Katana wields her sword with art and grace!