Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman

Bet you didn't know that Tricia Stohr-Hunt, one of our Non-Fiction Picture Book panelists and creator of the blog The Miss Rumphius Effect, was once employed to test dog biscuits for fat content. No jive. She's also a professor and a mom, enough to qualify anybody for the title of Superwoman.

Maybe that's why she decided to review Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, written by Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Ross MacDonald, for a recent installment of Nonfiction Monday. Or maybe not. Either way, this book about how Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster teamed up to create one of the world's best-known superheroes is inspiring and appealing. In her review, Tricia says:

What does it take to bring a superhero to life? In Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, readers learn that imagination and perseverance both were essential in giving America, and the world, its very first superhero.

Click here to read the full review.