I Can Be A Superhero During A Lockdown


Children - Social Issues
32 Pages
Reviewed on 12/31/2018
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Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite

Knowing the “ropes” in the event of a school lockdown has become a priority in today’s society. Training our children to abide by strict rules and serious invasion intent has become routine all across our nation. I Can Be A Superhero During A Lockdown: A Social Story by Rachel Tepfer Copeland and illustrated by Lhavanya M. exemplifies a sad characteristic of our current society. School children across the world are faced with the cruel reality of terrorist attack but fortunately are trained in proper reaction to what we hope will never happen. While Copeland attempts to remove fear from a terrifying situation, she also reiterates life-saving lessons. As long as we follow the rules, we will remain safe.

Author Rachel Tepfer Copeland uses necessary repetition to drive home the rules of a classroom lockdown. Listening to the authority figure in the room, remaining quiet and still, and staying well hidden until given the go-ahead to move are all universally recognized rules needed to stay safe and keep others safe as well. As a former public school teacher, I have experienced first-hand the importance of such regulations. By adding colorful illustrations and the idea of being a Superhero when the rules are followed, the author helps young readers to understand the importance of this drill and the danger it represents. Given a job during this unfortunate task, children will feel important and involved as part of a potentially life-altering practice. Kudos to Rachel Tepfer Copeland for addressing this essential lesson in classroom survival.