Tristan Strong Destroys the World

Tristan Strong Destroys the World

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Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Tristan Strong trilogy by Kwame Mbalia.
Mbalia's universe continues to excite through sheer conceptual brilliance, nonstop action and adventure, and--let's be honest--the comical aggression of sidekick god Gum Baby.--Booklist
Tristan Strong, just back from a victorious but exhausting adventure in Alke, the land of African American folk heroes and African gods, is suffering from PTSD. But there's no rest for the weary when his grandmother is abducted by a mysterious villain out for revenge.
Tristan must return to Alke--and reunite with his loud-mouthed sidekick, Gum Baby--in order to rescue Nana and stop the culprit from creating further devastation. Anansi, now a web developer in Tristan's phone, is close at hand to offer advice, and several new folk heroes will aid Tristan in his quest, but he will only succeed if he can figure out a way to sew broken souls back together.
*Well-paced--just like the previous installment--this sequel focuses on themes such as the meaning of diaspora and the effects of trauma, making for a more nuanced and stronger story than the first. Packs a punch.--Kirkus (starred review)
While perfect for middle schoolers, this book has enough depth to be enjoyed by older readers, too.

Author: Kwame Mbalia
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Published: 10/06/2020
Pages: 400
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.22lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9781368042383
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5
Point Value: 13
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 509504 / Tristan Strong Destroys the World


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2020
Booklist 09/01/2020 pg. 110
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2020 - Book Of Special Distinction
Publishers Weekly 11/02/2020
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2021 pg. 109
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2021 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Kwame Mbalia is the New York Times best-selling author of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, for which he received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor award.The book was also named to best-of-the-year listscompiled by Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Public Library, and the New York Times.The second book in the trilogy is Tristan Strong Destroys the World. Kwame lives with his wife and children in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he is currently working on the third book about Tristan. Follow him on Twitter @KSekouM.