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CAPE: The League of Secret Heroes by Kate Hannigan @katechicago #Sponsored #Giveaway

8/23/19
I received a copy of CAPE: The League of Secret Heroes for review.  This post contains affiliate links.


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CAPE: The League of Secret Heroes just released on August 6th from publisher Simon and Schuster/Aladdin.  This S.T.E.M. middle grade reader set in Philadelphia for ages 8-12 {described as "Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman"} takes your child on an adventure inspired by incredible real-life women from World War II.

Summary:


Josie O’Malley does a lot to help out Mam after her father goes off to fight the Nazis, but she wishes she could do more—like all those caped heroes who now seem to have disappeared. If Josie can’t fly and control weather like her idol, Zenobia, maybe she can put her math smarts to use cracking puzzles for the government.
After an official tosses out her puzzler test because she’s a girl, it soon becomes clear that an even more top-secret agency has its eye on Josie, along with two other applicants: Akiko and Mae. The trio bonds over their shared love of female superhero celebrities, from Hauntima to Zenobia to Hopscotch. But during one extraordinary afternoon, they find themselves transformed into the newest (and youngest!) superheroes in town. As the girls’ abilities slowly begin to emerge, they learn that their skills will be crucial in thwarting a shapeshifting henchman of Hitler, and, just maybe, in solving an even larger mystery about the superheroes who’ve recently gone missing.
Inspired by remarkable real-life women from World War II—the human computers and earliest programmers called “the ENIAC Six”—this pulse-pounding adventure features bold action and brave thinking, with forty-eight pages of comic book style graphic panels throughout the book. Readers will want to don their own capes for an adventure, and realize they have the power to be a superhero, too!

Author Bio:
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Chicago author Kate Hannigan writes fiction and non-fiction for young readers. A former newspaper journalist, she loves listening to people's stories and digging deep into research. Her middle-grade historical fiction "The Detective's Assistant" (Little, Brown) received the 2016 Golden Kite Award for best middle-grade novel and was a California Young Reader Medal nominee. Inspired by the exploits of America's first female detective, Kate Warne, it features nail-biting suspense and exhilarating thrills – along with history around Abraham Lincoln and pre-Civil War America.

Kate is also the author of the picture book biography "A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights" (Boyds Mills Press), which received four starred reviews, named a Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" selection, Bank Street College pick for July, A Mighty Girl Best of 2018 Book, Amelia Bloomer Project pick, and a Junior Library Guild Selection. 
And her three-book cooking caper series "Cupcake Cousins" (Disney/Hyperion) for early middle-grade readers was named to the Illinois READS state list and Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best" lists. Visit Kate online at www.KateHannigan.com.
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I'm excited to read this with my oldest daughter who loves books about female super heroes. CAPE is not only about girl empowerment; it teaches some great lessons from a scary time in history. 

The author uses her research about brilliant female mathematicians during World War II, the ENIAC Six, to inspire girls to go after their dreams.


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CAPE includes 48 pages of comic book style graphic panels throughout the book that make it even more engaging to readers.

Did you know?
  • During WWII, the first electronic digital computer was being built in a top-secret lab. Called the ENIAC, it featured 18,000 vacuum tubes, an endless amount of cables, and forty 8-foot-tall panels. Six mathematicians were tasked with making it run: Kay McNulty, Jean Jennings, Betty Holberton, Marlyn Wescoff, Fran Bilas, and Ruth Lichterman—the ENIAC Six, the world's first programmers. 
  • Kate Hannigan's grandfather  moonlighted on it, working after hours like millions of other people around the world who wanted to help in the war effort to defeat the Nazis.




Giveaway:

One reader will win a copy of the book CAPE: The League of Secret Heroes Plus a superhero cape


This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 9/06/19 at 11:59 EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter.  One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  

The Attic Girl is not responsible/liable for prize delivery {or lost prizes}. Prizing may take 6-8 weeks for shipment. By entering the giveaway, you agree to the giveaway terms.



8 comments on "CAPE: The League of Secret Heroes by Kate Hannigan @katechicago #Sponsored #Giveaway"
  1. my daughter lizzie would love to read this book because its in her age genre shes 10 now. And she loves superhero books to read especially for girls. She thinks its awesome and women empowering. she is going to be so tickled I found a book giveaway for her. ;)

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  2. My daughter loves these kind of books too! Hooray for girl power and STEM! Thanks for entering and good luck.

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  3. This is all about girls & how far they can go. Just the type of book I want for my children!

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  4. My daughter is all about girl power, so this would be something she'd love.

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  5. I would love this book for my niece. This is something that she would enjoy reading.

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  6. This looks like a wonderfully, engaging book! I have two daughters, 8 and 11 and we live outside of Philly so it would be an awesome book to own!!

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  7. My daughter is still a little young for this but she asked me a few months ago to start reading chapter books to her and we are slowly working through what we have! She also loves superheroes!

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  8. I want to read this book with my daughter. She loves super heroes.

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