Lasso in the New Year with Diana: Princess of the Amazons, a new middle grade original graphic novel from DC that is absolutely PERFECT for readers ages 8-12. Diana: Princess of the Amazons is written by New York Times bestselling co-authors Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrated by popular artist Victoria Ying. Follow 11-year-old Diana as she navigates the highs and lows of growing up as the only child on the entire island of Themyscira. It’s a story about family and friendship, learning from mistakes, and finding inner confidence.
Cut off from the rest of the world, Diana had an idyllic childhood on Themyscira. But now 11-years-old, she’s beginning to feel more and more isolated. Though she has many “aunties” and a loving mother, she is an only child. THE only child, in fact.
After an escapade goes wrong, Queen Hippolyta chastises Diana for not living up to the Amazon standard. Diana just can’t seem to measure up, no matter what she does! Literally every other person on the island is an adult proficient in their trade and mighty in body, while she is gangly, sometimes clumsy, and not particularly proficient in anything. She’s not Wonder Woman yet. What Diana needs is a friend; someone her own age whom she can talk to. But when she decides to take matters into her own hands—she may just make a monster instead.
Check out this cool book trailer below to get a feel for this graphic novel!
I feel like Wonder Woman doesn’t get nearly the attention she deserves as she is pretty awesome! In this graphic novel she is only 11 and still has so much to learn. Being the only child in Themyscira makes her feel incredibly lonely which is something many kids can relate to. To combat this loneliness Diana creates a friend for herself….but this new friend might have been a huge mistake. This is a great read that kids will enjoy rushing through so they can see what happens as it is packed full of action and suspense. Diana’s struggle to fit in is a theme that works well for the age group this book is written for. My eldest daughter, Big Sis, is 11 and has read this book twice already and I read it to my middle daughter, Lil Sis, who is 8. They both enjoy it and they both want more of Diana. They especially enjoy reading about super heroes as kids since they themselves are kids as well. I only wish this book had been around when I was a kid because I was the nerdy girl that loved super heroes and this one is all about a strong girl that must believe in herself!