A Superpower For Me


Children - Educational
38 Pages
Reviewed on 12/25/2015
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Author Biography

Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian born writer with six children's books published, four of them in Spanish also. Mariana lives in Oklahoma with her family. She visits schools around the world through virtual technology to encourage children to write and read. Mariana's books are available on Amazon and also on her website www.marianallanos.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite

In A Superpower For Me, Mariana Llanos has written about a superpower few people realize they have. This superpower is a power that people gain as soon as they turn eighteen. It took me a while to guess the superpower and it may be a surprise for you too. I read A Superpower For Me with my 4-year-old, thinking that it would be more about superheroes. I was a little surprised that it was about a power that is still super, but in the eyes of a 4-year-old not as exciting. She did enjoy the story leading up to the surprise power reveal and even tried guessing what the power might be. Still, my daughter and I both loved the eye-catching illustrations.

In my opinion, the book is interesting and shed light on the importance of voting. At the end of the book, Llanos added some interesting facts about voting. I even learned a few things that I did not know such as: “In 1867, one vote in Congress decided the purchase of the Alaska Territory.” I can see this being a good book to hand out around elections. I honestly cannot think of a better time for this book to come out than now. There is a very important presidential election coming soon and people need to be reminded that they have the power to vote. I recommend this book for kids from ages 6 to 12. I also recommend adults ages 18 and older to read this book.