Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero

Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero

A coming-of-age tale about a boy who discovers a love of poetry after finding his late father's journal. Adapted from a story that first appeared in Flying Lessons & Other Stories and perfect for fans of The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson.

Isaiah is now the big man of the house. But it's a lot harder than his dad made it look. His little sister, Charlie, asks too many questions, and Mama's gone totally silent.

Good thing Isaiah can count on his best friend, Sneaky, who always has a scheme for getting around the rules. Plus, his classmate Angel has a few good ideas of her own--once she stops hassling Isaiah.

And when things get really tough, there's Daddy's journal, filled with stories about the amazing Isaiah Dunn, a superhero who gets his powers from beans and rice. Isaiah wishes his dad's tales were real. He could use those powers right about now!

Kelly J. Baptist's debut novel explores the indomitable spirit of a ten-year-old boy and the superhero strength it takes to grow up.

Title:Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593121382
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    Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero Reviews

  • Drewthereader20

    Wow! What an amazing novel! This was my first novel by this author and I really enjoyed it! Issah dunn is my hero by kelly J Baptist is a middle grade novel that is about our main protaginist name Is...

  • Drewthereader20

    Wow this was amazing! So happy I got an e-arc from netgalley and the publishing house early and read it in time! This comes out Tuesday August 18!...

  • Tzipora

    I love, love, love that Isaiah Dunn is My Hero is an Own Voices middle grade novel that really honestly depicts the difficult things that many young people face. But it doesn’t only depict the bad- ...

  • Sheena ? Oh, the Sheenanigans!

    “Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero” was a children to middle grade standout and I was surprised it touch based on sensitive subjects such as death, grievance, alcoholism, bullying, and homelessne...

  • Heather

    Even though this book is geared towards the younger crowd I really enjoyed it. Isaiah was written as a really strong character from the beginning and throughout the entire book he grew stronger. His l...

  • meghana

    (E-Arc courtesy of Net Galley)3.5/5 ✨( rounded up because I am not the target audience anyways)Whilst I found the writing style a bit disjointed this book was overall a book about a hardworking kid ...

  • Emily (moonlight&moths)

    The amount of times I cried while reading this story... better review to come!...

  • melhara

    This was a good middle-grade book about Isaiah Dunn - a young boy who has to deal with the recent passing of his father, his mother's drinking problem, and living in poverty/homelessness. When Isaiah ...

  • Laura Gardner

    Grades 4-6. Very good! Fabulous ending. ...

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*

    Isaiah Dunn is my Hero by Kelly J. Baptist, 191 pages. Crown (Random House), August 2020. $17.Content: GBUYING ADVISORY: EL - ADVISABLEAUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGEIsaiah Dunn, 10yo, his little sister, Cha...