‘Claire: Justice Ninja,’ by Joe Brady and Kate Ashwin.

 

I have to confess that I was sent this title a little while ago and planned to review it straight away. However. Book Boy may have appropriated it and taken it upstairs so that justice could be served in his bedroom! I managed to negotiate a hostage exchange (for the new ‘Gorebrah’ graphic novel) so I can FINALLY get my review written! Or ‘Operation Book Switch’ as Claire might say.

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Claire is on a mission to sort out her neighbourhood. Gum-spitters, rubbish gift-givers and school bullies, beware; the Justice Ninja is onto you!

Claire is the type of crime fighter I can get behind. When a ham sandwich is found, well, sandwiched between the pages of a library book, our Justice Ninja was heard to say: “Books are our friends. Our friends must be defended.” Anybody prepared to fight the good fight in the battle to prevent the desecration of school library books gets my vote!

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Hilarious, real and dealing with just the kind of injustices which would outrage a primary school-aged child. Claire is the BAME graphic novel heroine our bookcases have been waiting for.  As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, ‘Justice Ninja’ had been held hostage in my son’s bedroom for quite some time, so has equal appeal for boys as girls – boys WILL read books with main female protagonists!

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*Many thanks to David Fickling Books for sending me this title to review*

 

 

 

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