I love how this story has a solid grounding in real-life issues that teens can relate to. As an educator, I hated every moment reading about Miles's awful history teacher obsessed with teaching the lost-cause propaganda of the civil war. Unfortunately, teachers like that do exist and I love how Miles and his fellow students stand up to him. I love all the supporting characters from Miles's mom to his best friend Ganke. A great mix of real-world social justice and super hero justice.
Miles Morales Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds
5th - 8th
Tags: adventure, family life, friendship, issues fiction, people of color, school stories, social justice, supernatural