Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (link to the Hoopla ebook edition–available now)
Reviewed by: Brian Wilson
Children , Reviews
Title: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
By: Mbalia, Kwame
Call #: J Mbali.K
This thrilling, imaginative addition to the Rick Riordan Presents series introduces readers to Tristan. He wants to be as good a boxer as his elders, but still needs to perfect his moves. Haunted by the tragic loss of his best friend, Tristan’s life takes a change for the bizarre when he finds himself in the MidPass, a world populated with African American folk heroes and West African Gods. He must join forces with John Henry, Brer Rabbit, the hilarious scene-stealing Gum Baby, and others (including trickster Anansi) to, you know, stop the world from ending. Fast, funny, and action-packed (and with a sequel on the horizon), Tristan Strong deservedly won a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award. This epic story leaves the reader breathless.