Virtual launch June 16 for new children’s book by Andrew Katz


Next Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m., Andrew Katz (English Department) will be virtually launching his second picture book, I JUST WANT TO BE SUPER! / JE SUIS SUPER NINO!  illustrated by Dawson Illustration graduate Tony Luzano (2014).The story is about a young kid with TONS of energy. Here is what Kirkus Reviews had to say about the book:

Nino and his superpowers capture a child’s energy and wild imagination even as his family demonstrates patience and reasonable boundary-setting. Nino’s adventure, which kids can read as literal or imaginary as they will, shows that there are many different ways to be super, like showing empathy, helping others, making new friends, and being gentle. Nino’s character will resonate with kids, capturing a child’s perspective and emotions well. The appealing illustrations are fun and bold, exuding the super energy of the text, and present the whole family with brown skin and straight, black hair. 

A super story for anyone who wants to be a superhero. 

And here are the book’s trailers, in English and in French, also created by Dawson Illustration students.

The launch will include an interview hosted by Asian / Pacific American Award winning author Teresa Robeson, special musical guest Treehouse TV’s Splash’N Boots, and a bilingual teaser reading of the book by Andrew and the book’s French translator Juliana Léveillé-Trudel.

The Eventbrite link to the event can be found here. All are welcome! And if you’d like to support Andrew as well as a local indie bookstore, you can order the book in English and French from Drawn & Quarterly or any other local indie bookstore.

Last Modified: June 9, 2020