The Spy Who Raised Me
Some parents want their children to turn out just like them. Only a few secretly turn their kids into elite special operatives.
Josie Black can infiltrate any building, speak a dozen languages, and fight like a martial arts master. But no one told her that. After J.B. detects gaps in her memory, her mom reveals the truth: she works for a covert agency, and she’s given J.B. the skills of a super spy. After J.B. freaks out, runs off, and tries to escape the weird world of espionage, she’ll have to decide who she wants to be.
|Interest Level||Grade 8 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Genre||Graphic Novels, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||176|
Author: Ted Anderson
Ted Anderson is a librarian, educator, and comics writer from Minnesota. He has written licensed and creator-owned comics for multiple publishers, including BOOM! Studios, IDW Publishing, and Aftershock Comics. He lives in Minneapolis with several plants and zero regrets. To the best of his knowledge, he is not an internationally renowned spy.
Illustrator: Gianna Meola
Gianna Meola is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist from New York, currently living in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Comics for Choice and Group Chat. She also draws storyboards and makes prints. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer with animals. Her website is GiannaMeola.com.
- Minnesota Book Award Finalist
“You think your parents are strange? While The Spy Who Raised Me is a really fun read, underneath it all is the quintessential feeling that your family either loves you or might just destroy you.” —Jason Walz, author-artist of Last Pick
“An action-packed secret-agent story showing that kids really can do anything! Perfect for fans of the Spy School and Alex Rider series.”—Leila Sales, author of This Song Will Save Your Life