Jed Doherty, host of Reading with Your kids interviewed Lora Hyler for his podcast. They discussed how Lora’s new book, Our Bodies Stay Home, Our
Milwaukee Community Journal May 29, 2020 Children’s book author and former NPR journalist, Lora Hyler has written a new children’s book, Our Bodies Stay Home,
Milwaukee Independent: If you could send a message 20 years into the future and another 20 years into the past, what would you ask your older self? And, what advice would you give your younger self?
Your book is still on track for a category prize, including the Hoffer Grand Prize. The da Vinci Eye is an additional distinction, awarded to books with outstanding cover art. Approximately six books receive this award each year.
You’ve no shortage of books that can help impart King’s legacy and its lasting importance. Middle-grade readers with interest in superheroes may appreciate books like “The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes” by Lora L. Hyler.
In Hyler’s middle-grade novel, a multicultural class of 7th graders get involved in gene editing, spy gadgets and superpowers.
Marty Hayes has a secret. He has super powers! The only people who know about this is Marty’s family and his best friend Christopher.
An African-American tween uses espionage skills and superpowers in this debut middle-grade novel. A thrilling tale with series potential that highlights science, spying, black history, and the importance of family.
It was a treat to read this book in advance. It’s a fast-paced adventure about kids who have a love for science, a fascination for all things spy related, and are just realizing that they have inherited some special talents. Smartly written, not only with the inclusion of science, the book also delights with a diverse cast of characters and well-placed references to civil rights’ history and more.
“Smartly written, not only with the inclusion of science, the book also delights with a diverse cast of characters and well-placed references to civil rights history and more. This could be an excellent jumping off point for some nonfiction reading about Harriet Tubman, the Tuskegee Airmen, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ruby Bridges. I highly recommend this read.” – Valerie Biel, author of Circle of Nine series, Lost Lake Press
My son, William was my inspiration for the novel. I’ve always loved adventure stories. I combined multicultural superheroes, with a love of science and spy gadgets, added a dash of American Civil Rights and spy history, and voila! THE STUPENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MIGHTY MARTY HAYES was born.
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