The Adventures of Mahalia and Malcolm: The Robinsons by Prudence Williams and Terance Shipman – RWYK Certified great Read – Book Review
Congratulations to Terance Shipman, his wife Prudence Williams and Yvonne Abuda!
Thrilled to announce that The Adventures of Mahalia and Malcolm: The Robinsons has been named a Reading with Your Kids Certified Great Read. We are really excited about this announcement, you may recall Terance was a wonderful guest on our show on September 3, 2017.
We have read and reviewed other children’s books written by Terrance Shipman and his latest book is a superhero adventure to read and share with family and friends. We hope you and your family enjoy reading this book as much as we did!
LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT THE BOOK BLURB
The Adventures of Mahalia and Malcolm
Mahalia and Malcolm know that they do not belong to the typical African American family, but that doesn’t stop them from loving their family and just being kids. After their home is invaded by a masked stranger, the siblings set off on a brave and daring adventure to rescue their family. Plunged into an incredible battle to save the family, the kids struggle with normal fears and anxieties, but they soon discover the enormous range of their superpowers! They also discover incredible secrets about their family: like Douglass: the family’s robot and RedTail1, the family’s aircraft. The most important discovery they uncover is the courage that it takes to keep a superhero family together. Filled with excitement and riveting escapades, The Adventures of Mahalia and Malcolm: the Robinsons is the perfect book to show young readers that superheroes come in all shapes, sizes, colours, and ages!
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HERE’S OUR REVIEW
Every now and then a book comes along that is just so purely delightful that you can’t help but grin while you read it. Terrance Shipman’s latest book, The Adventures of Mahalia and Malcolm: The Robinsons, is 100% one of those books. The book follows two middle-grader siblings, Mahalia and Malcolm, and their large, loving and wonderful African-American superhero family. Just when the Robinson family is united to celebrate the homecoming of uncle Junior, the night takes a turn that changes Malcolm and Mahalia’s lives forever. The family is attacked by strangers with drugged bullet darts. An evil guy dressed in a red hoodie orders his goons to injure their grandmother Olivia and her two sons. They kidnap their grandfather Marshall and take him away to an unknown location. Malcolm and Mahalia must use their superpowers to help protect their family. Along with their grandmother Olivia, they are set off on a daring quest to bring back Grandpa Marshal. The characters in this book are smart and naturally witty, the story is full of great twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
In the world of fantasy where animals speak and magic is real, it can sometimes be hard to find main characters that aren’t white. Luckily, there are middle-grade books like The Adventures of Mahalia and Malcolm: The Robinsons coming out that both feature characters of colour and are written by people of colour.
Filled with adventure, joy, and wonder, The Adventures of Mahalia and Malcolm: The Robinsons is the perfect beginning to a fun middle-grade book about the bonds of love and family. Anyone looking for a little magic in their lives will find it here.
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