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Shadow of the Batgirl
Shadow of the Batgirl | Sarah Kuhn
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Cassandra Cain, teenage assassin, isn't exactly Batgirl material...not yet, at least. But when Batgirl goes missing from Gotham, can Cassandra defy her destiny and take on a heroic mantle of her very own? Cassandra Cain is the daughter of super-villains and a living weapon trained from birth to be the ultimate assassin. But that doesn't mean she has to stay that way, right? She'll have to go through an identity crisis of epic proportions to find out. But how do you figure out who you're supposed to be when you've been trained to become a villain your entire life? After a soul-shattering moment that sends Cass reeling, she'll attempt to answer this question the only way she knows how: learning everything she possibly can about her favorite hero--Batgirl. But Batgirl hasn't been seen in Gotham for years, and when Cass's father threatens the world she has grown to love, she'll have to step out of the shadows and overcome her greatest obstacle--that voice inside her head telling her she can never be a hero. Sarah Kuhn, author of Heroine Complex and I Love You So Mochi, takes on her favorite hero of color for a new audience of readers. Featuring the edgy art style of Nicole Goux, Shadow of the Batgirl tells the harrowing story of a girl who overcomes the odds to find her unique identity.
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BookKenz
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Shadow of the Batgirl does a great job of introducing a new Batgirl. The messages this book had about being who you wanted to be regardless of your upbringing were fantastic and the found family dynamic was great. This will make this a great addition to my classroom.

This is my first #bookspinbingo free space read for the month. How do you all use free spaces? I make myself check them off in order, so this is #21.

#teachersoflitsy

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LibrarianRyan
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🌟3 1/2 This book is meant to usher in a new era of batgirl mainly Cassandra Cain. It starts off a little odd because Cassandra has no speaking ability. Gotham public library where she meets Barbara Gordon and another lady of Asian dissent. The story goes on from there it‘s a nice kick off to an old character‘s new life. I‘d like to see them take this character further and see how Cassandra Cain does as as batgirl.

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Magslhalliday
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How Cassandra Cain becomes Batgirl. It adds a new mentor for Cass. Lots of nice touches as Cass finds her voice and new mission.

Loved by me and tween.

Library loan.

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sarahgreatlove
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Super enjoyable graphic novel with an Asian batgirl. Read it in celebration and solidarity with our AAPI friends and sisters! Granted, I don‘t really understand much of the DC backstory stuff but that didn‘t make it less enjoyable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Kenyazero
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What a delightful, satisfying comic! I really enjoyed reading this. The characters are great, the story is compelling, and the art is amazing. So many interesting things done with panels and sound effects throughout. Bonus points for taking place mostly in a library and a ramen shop! #comic #DC #superhero #batgirl #asianamerican #blasianamerican

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Addison_Reads
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Another YA graphic novel that I absolutely loved. 💚

Cassandra Cain keeps having flashbacks of her past and she dislikes what she sees. With the help of new friends she meets at the library, she discovers she can choose her own path and become the hero she wants to be.

AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie another one.... have u read it? 2y
ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie ooo I haven't but... I am going to stack this one too! 2y
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rogueitup
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Poignant reminder these days 😕
I‘ve found it‘s difficult to read, for the most part. I‘ve only read two books, and two graphic novel trades from DC Ink, Shadow of the Batgirl being one of them. The refreshing style, the color palette, the Cassandra‘s uncertainty and journey of self development and discovery- just what I needed.

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BillBlume
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I love the Cassandra Cain Batgirl, & this story provides a fun & different look into her. If you‘re hoping for a story of Cass becoming Batgirl & foiling a villain‘s elaborate plan, you‘re going to be disappointed. This is a more intimate story about a teenager finding her identity. The story‘s best moments are when Cass starts to open up to Barbara, Jackie, and Erik. The subplot involving Cass‘ father is one of the weakest points of the book.

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silentrequiem
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This was fun! It's part of DC's YA book line which provides a complete story arc around one of the characters. I'm not sure how or if this ties into current continuity (I don't think it does) but I still enjoyed the ride. I could have used a bit more depth to Cass's character, and while I was fine with it, most will need more explanation of Barbara.

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