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Una storia di scuola media. Un supereroe di classe

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"In Kenny Wright's active imagination he's a world famous superhero, but in the real world he's a sixth grade "Grandma's Boy" whose struggles to fit in at his Washington D.C. inner city school will put his grades and family loyalty to the test"--
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Published October 1st 2016 by Salani (first published March 1st 2015)
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Jim
I'm not sure what to think. I liked the story. Thus the 4 stars.

But I couldn't help but wonder about a middle aged white man writing from the perspective of a black inner city kid. Then I saw he had a co-writer. Oh. A slightly younger white dude. So where'd they get the perspective from? He was asked this by Mommy Noire. This was the question and how he responded:

The book is about an African American sixth-grade chess devotee named Kenny Wright who lives in an inner city...and you're not. How
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Nataly
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Im not a very common reader of James Patterson. But I like his tone. Its funny, its goofy , light hearted, and can be little serious. and always has some truth to it. This book I can see re-reading on a Saturday morning with coral in my bowl, and a spoon half in my mouth. This book was enjoyable, and shed a light on the black communities.
Mehsi
A great, and fun book about many topics.

So this was one of my random buys, and I am so glad I brought it with me. Because this was a really fun and great book. Not only about a boy growing up, but also about education, about standing up to yourself, about friendship, about being black. Yes, this book is about a ton of things, and no, I never once felt that it was too much. It just all clicked together, like it was one big puzzle and everything had a place.

Kenny was a great character, and I
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jisdle
Feb 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wouldn't really recommend to read.
Adrian Cardona
Nov 29, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The Public School Superhero it’s about a boy that is called Kenny he move to another school. He doesn’t like the school because in that school they're always doing bullying to the youngest , Kenny doesn't like to get in trouble but one day on the cafeteria Ray-Ray was always trying to take Kenny’s food. Because they didn’t like the lunch they were giving. Ones on the cafeteria Ray-Ray tried to take kenny’s food so Kenny throw the food at Ray-Ray. They got into a fight and they got called to the ...more
Ethan
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Public school superhero
James patterson

This book made by the fantastic book writer known as James Patterson.He writes another fantastic book.This book is about a boy in the 6th grade who has a superhero identity.His name is Kenny wright and his superhero name is Stainless steel.He goes through bully's and troubles with the neighbor hood even his own grandma.


He goes through becoming cool to lame again.He teaches his new friend Ray -Ray chess.He even helps the community get there best principal
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Alan
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A young boy lives in a run down community. His school is run down as well. His Grandma starts grouping all the parents together to fix their school. I feel this book connects to some modern schools. This book is very empowering in the way that it show what people can do when together. I was surprised when this happened. I didn't think his Grandma's plan would even work.
Sam
Nov 11, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Public School superhero is about a boy named Kenny who lives in a house. On Kenny;s first day at Union middle school he got into a lot of trouble. the book is about 273 pages long. I really liked the book because Kenny has a friend named stainless steel
Christian
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a good book his bully became his best friend
Krippy45
Public School Superhero was written by James Patterson. This book is about a middle school kid named Kenny Wright. Kenny gets bullied a lot in school. So he made this superhero named Stainless Steel. Kenny likes to play chess and lives with his grandma or he likes to call her “ G-ma”. He gets embarrassed a lot from his grandma. That's why he gets bullied a lot from this kid named Ray Ray. Ray Ray and Kenny don't really get along that well but Kenny taught Ray Ray how to play chess and they got ...more
Jayden
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book that I read was Public School Superhero by James Patterson. The thing I liked about the book was that Kenny that was being bullied started fighting back and became friends with him. The thing I didn’t like about the book was that he kept getting bullied and the bully never got in trouble. The bully didn’t have much of a life because that he lives with his brother and he didn’t have much of life because his brother went to prison. He became a bully because he wanted to have attention ...more
Nicol
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Public School Superhero is a book. It is about a young boy, Kenny who was starting middle school. Kenny is a straight-A student who was raised by his grandma. Kenny struggles in school with fitting in with bullies. The Union Middle School didn’t have enough money for the needs. Kenny loves drawing. He made a cartoon that is made from stainless steel. Stainless steel represented Kenny’s ideal self. During lunch one day Kenny stands up against a bully Ray-Ray. Kenny later finds himself as a ...more
Jeffrey
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the book public school superhero is about a boy named Kenny. He is a sixth grader. He went to a different middle school. Kenny didn’t like the new school because
he got bullied. Kenny got a lot in trouble. The first time he got in trouble was when
Kenny threw food at a boy but they make a deal. If he taught the boy how to play chess,
he will teach Kenny how to not be the victim of bullying. Based on the deal that they make,
they become friends.
While Kenny is trying to figure out how to survive
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Abigail Richie
I read the book "Public School Superhero" by James Patterson. I liked the drawings. They had amazing details in action. I like the character of Staainlezz Steel’s grandma, trying to make sure he does good in school. I didn’t really like it because it was a regular book and a graphic novel. It made no sense, the graphic novel was him as a superhero and the regular book was him being himself. I didn’t like the character Tiny because he wanted to be the boss and push everyone around. All the things ...more
Britainey
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book the I read was called Public School SuperHero by Chris Tebbetts and James Patterson. This book was about a kid named Kenny/ Stainless Steel. Kenny was considered the smart kid in his school. Kenny lived with his grandma. Kenny’s grandma was strict and always worrying about Kenny and Kenny’s future. Since Kenny’s grandma was always all about Kenny he got bullied because of it. Kenny got called “grandma's boy”. In this story Kenny tells the reader about what it’s like at his school and ...more
Rylan Peters
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The back definitely draws you in, and like all James Patterson books, the main character gets into trouble at school, and then it gets better and he ends up a hero. His school is very terrible and he is marching for a better school.
Gfroeschk25

Public School is written by James Patterson. It’s about a boy named Kenny Wright and his life. In his mind, he is Stainlezz Steel, a superhero that stops criminals (no duh). In the book, he faces problems that range from bullies, a stubborn but well intended grandma, who treats Kenny as a little boy, to a rally against the school(well a rally to fix the school, but you know what i mean). The school in itself is in a bad state (with overcrowding, the principals being fired, to Kenny’s wild
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Xλvier
I read a book called Public School Superhero by James Patterson. I loved this book because it was a graphic novel. I am a fan of comics and graphic novels; this is a book for all ages. The reason I love this book is it’s funny and a well written book. It’s a good time waster also it's a good read. This book is easy and fun to read.



This book is directed towards smaller kids up to the ages of 8+ this book has nothing too bad for kids like profanity, violence etc. A lot of kids will love this book.
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TJ C
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3rd-9-weeks
In public school super hero, a kid named kenny right has to face middle school, but not any middle school a middle school with 1 class, terrrible principles, and no books in the library! His grandma takes care of him and makes him read every day. He is kinda a nerd and gets bullied at school. He is called grandmas boy. He got into a fight with ray ray his soon friend then had to Teach him chess. He wanted to save the school and his principle because she was finally a good principal. Will he save ...more
Brock Peters
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just read Public School Superhero by James Patterson. It was an interesting book in my opinion. A boy named Kenny made a persona in his head because he liked to make things up about himself and what he wanted to protect others. Kenny regretting doing the things he did then lying about it. He thought others around him look tougher than they were until he got to know them. He being bullied for playing chess and being a “Grandma's Boy”. I didn't like that he was being bullied. It could give off ...more
Andrew Knowlton
In the book Public School Superhero a kid named Kenny Wright thinks of himself as a superhero. He not really a superhero, but he helps out anyone in his town. He lives in the capital of Washington.


One thing that makes the book interesting is the comics of what he is thinking. I liked the one where he is with other superheros. I also like it because it is funny at times, like when his grandma came to the school library to borrow one of his book. I like how when he gets in trouble he thinks of
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Ms. Yingling
Kenny lives with his grandmother is a bad area of Washington, D.C. His middle school, Anacostia, is a wreck, and the teachers sit at their desk watching sports center while students bully each other. Luckily, he is being raised by his grandmother, who taught elementary school for 62 years and keeps a close eye on him. Not close enough-- after getting in an altercation with classmate Ray-Ray, his punishment is to teach Ray-Ray chess. He does, and learns from his co-conspiritor how to steal food ...more
Amy
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The James Patterson empire, which includes the I Funny: A Middle School Story series and the Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! series, is a perennial classrooom favorite among seventh graders, especially among seventh grade boys. I don't find the books all that appealing from a literary perspective, but coming from a young reader point of view the books are great -- while the books don't appear that babyish the chapters are short, the illustrations are funny, frequent, and assist in ...more
Jakob
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Jakob by: Nikhill K
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Ezekiel
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved the book, "Public School Superhero" by James Patterson. The book is about a child named Kenny Wright, who is secretly the superhero, Stainlezz Steel, in his imagination. Kenny is in a very dangerous city and in a very bad school middle school with many bullies. Kenny has to overcome all these challenges while, he plays chess, his favorite thing to do. Still, Kenny looks on the bright side and looks on, just like his father. All in all I loved this book and would recommend this ...more
Kathy
The story itself was good. I even liked the comic portion where Kenny imagined himself as Stainlezz Steel. I just don't remember when "urban" became African-American and every speaks slang. For someone like Kenny, who goes straight home, read extensively, doesn't watch television, I'm not sure where he'd become so fluent. I didn't mind most of it, but I felt it was over the top - especially when he talked about learning to "mack" on girls. Maybe I'm just old and out of touch...
Edgar Villasenor
It's Kenny first day of middle school, and he really nervous. When Kenny walk into the classroom it was old, dusty, and disgusting. It didn't even have enough books and desks for students. Kenny was sad at his first day of school, and even worse he got bully. I liked this book because this might happen in real life, and also have details of the characters. I recommend this book to the 5th graders because it's a good start of reading big books.
Liam
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book Public School Superhero was amazing because it had a lot of action in it. I thought the pictures were really detailed. I felt bad for Kenny because he kept lying so he got in trouble but then he told the truth. I'm thought creating the chess club was a great idea because it gets everybody together. I wondered what had happened to Nicky?
Yael Gonzalez
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love James Patterson and I love his books and this book was no exception.it was like most James Patterson books a kid with a ton of imagination finds himself in a cruddy middle school , But unlike James Patterson books this kid a little extra imagination this kid believed he was a superhero and by the end of the story he actually became one but in a different sense of course.
Christopher
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
wow.This book was awesome it is about a kid named kenny wright he goes to a new school that he doesn't like.They get a new principal "every month".There are some friends of his that call him grandma's boy.They then get in trouble and he tries to hide his detention from his grandma.
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