I'm Gonna Be a SMITH!, Book 2
From the Series Clock Striker
Cast continues her training and looks to help solve her family’s problems.
Cast’s goal to help those with disabilities fuels her determination to become a SMITH. She seeks out the help of Ms. Philomena Clock to win the SMITH competition and create a prosthetic hand with amazing capabilities. Can she prove that technology is best used to help society and build things rather than to destroy?
|Grade 7 - Grade 9
|Graphic Novels, Young Adult
|Diverse Books: Physical Disability & Illness, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity
|Quarto Publishing Group USA
|Saturday AM Diverse Manga
|Rockport Publishers — Quarto Library
|Number of Pages
Author: Issaka Galadima
Issaka Galadima, also known online as Gladisk or GladiskStudio, was born in the Republic of Niger and currently lives in France, where he works as an app developer.
Author: Frederick L. Jones
Frederick L. Jones has a passion for promoting diversity. He combined his experience in the video game industry with his lifelong love of anime to create the diverse manga brand Saturday AM in 2013. He resides in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
- Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Readling List
- YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
- New York Public Library Best Books for Teens 2023
“This action-packed graphic novel adventure featuring tenacious female leads will leave shonen manga fans counting down to future volumes.”—School Library Journal
“There are a lot of action-packed panels full of life and lots of zoom lines in this fast-paced story of self-discovery and altruism. This might appeal to readers of Fullmetal Alchemist looking for something a little more lighthearted or even fans of Trigun who enjoy western-inspired, quippy stories.”—Booklist
“Galadima and Jones’ graphic novel is filled with action and adventure and touches on multiple social themes. . . . Readers will eagerly anticipate more entries. A fantastic, refreshing series opener.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Galadima and Jones deliver an immersive reading experience complete with pulse-pounding action sequences and an amiable supporting cast led by a resilient protagonist. This tech-driven graphic novel series opener promises deeper lore and mysteries in subsequent volumes.”—Publishers Weekly