Laurie Halse Anderson and Leila del Duca: Tempest Tossed


Wonder Woman is nothing short of every girl's hero: she's tough, she's smart, she's loyal - and now, she's adjusting to life in a new land where everything is new, unfamiliar, and a bit disorienting. Through it all, though, her hair still looks amazing.

New York Times best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson combines her talent for discussing social and political issues through humor with award-winning comic book artist Leila del Duca's attention to detail and colorful style in this whirlwind coming-of-age story.

Diana has always known she was different: she was born, unlike any of the Amazons. She's clumsier, weaker, and much, much more susceptible to symptoms of PMS. She's always longed for the day when she would finally grow into herself and be able to fight alongside her sisters: a day she was told would arrive on her sixteenth born-day. When she finally turns sixteen, nothing could make it any more perfect: she's starting to feel like an Amazon, with a new lasso to accessorize. But it couldn't be turned upside-down soon enough, and by the end of the day, Diana is trapped in a strange new world where people treat others unfairly, some go hungry on the street, and paperwork is hailed more than the gods. Trapped, helpless, and far from Themyscira, Diana must learn how to navigate her new home with the help of new friends, newfound strength, and her trusty Lasso!

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed is a warm, uplifting story about growing into oneself, caring for others, and standing up for what is right. Filled with socially current comments about issues like the cycle of poverty and the disenfranchisement of minority and immigrant communities, Laurie Halse Anderson reminds us with subtle humor about the importance of looking out for our neighbors and fighting against greed and corruption.

"When the rules are wrong, you have to break them." As we follow Diana in her navigation of the mortal world, through all her laughs and tears, we learn that following your heart and choosing the moral path are always the best options. Through witty conversations and detailed illustrations, Anderson and del Duca deliver a beautiful message about courage, love, and faith, as we follow a young woman who is trying to find her place in the world (both mortal and Amazon!).

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