The Second Chance of Darius Logan (Hardcover)

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The Second Chance of Darius Logan (Hardcover)

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Eisner award-winning author David F. Walker explodes onto the YA literary scene with a remarkable story about justice and second chances and all the ways we can make our own world in the image of our dreams.

Darius Logan is far from a hero. Since his parents were killed, he has spent most of his life navigating foster homes and shelters, abandoned neighborhoods and decaying buildings. All Darius knows is survival. Life was hard enough, but now he finds himself being hunted by the police after a drug deal he never should have been involved in goes bad. And when they catch him, Darius is positive he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

But in place of a long prison sentence, Darius is handed an opportunity almost too good to be true: the chance to get away from his circumstances by joining the Second Chance program of the Super Justice Force, a league of people with special powers who strive to do good and protect the world from harm. Darius soon discovers a strength he never knew he possessed, but evil forces manifest and threaten to destroy everything he holds dear. Will Darius be able to save the world when he faces a deadly--and all too familiar--enemy?

This incredibly powerful YA debut by Eisner award-winning author David F. Walker, dives into matters of social justice and identity, courage and second chances, in a world where heroes loom large and what seems ordinary is anything but.

David F. Walker is an award-winning comic book writer, author, filmmaker, journalist, and educator. His work in comic books includes Shaft, winner of the 2015 Glyph Award for Story of the Year, Luke Cage; Occupy Avengers; Power Man and Iron Fist; Nighthawk; Fury; Secret Wars: Battleworld (Marvel Comics); Cyborg (DC Comics); The Army of Dr. Moreau; Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes (Dark Horse/Boom); and Number 13 (Dark Horse Comics). In 2015, he wrote the novel Shaft’s Revenge, the first new novel starring private detective John Shaft in nearly 40 years. Recognized as a leading scholar and expert on African-American cinema, who has been interviewed by such news outlets as The Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, and BBC, Walker produced one of the definitive documentaries on the topic of Blaxploitation films. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Product Details ISBN: 9781338826425
ISBN-10: 1338826425
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English

Praise for The Second Chance of Darius Logan:

"Debut author Walker's insightful prose renders a new superhero universe reminiscent of The Boys in which heroes are just as flawed as humans, making for a fast-paced dystopian adventure that takes a critical look at what it means to be a hero." --Publishers Weekly

* "Darius ultimately is the superhero of his own story and an impactful example of why second chances matter." --Shelf Awareness, starred review

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* "This nuanced and gripping history supplies much needed background for today's activism relating to violence against Black people. For all adult and teen collections." -- Library Journal, starred review