PREVIEW: 'Shy Ninja' Graphic Novel by Adara Sanchez, Ricardo Sanchez, and Arianna Florean

 Ricardo and Adara Sanchez are the father-daughter writing team behind 'Shy Ninja.' While Ricardo is an established writer ( Legends of the Dark Knight, Teen Titans Go!, Boo the Dog), Adara is a high school sophomore who helped create this graphic novel. It's not the first time she's helped her dad develop a story and likely it won't be her last as she develops into a comic book creator herself. Animator and comic artist Arianna Florean is the illustrator.  

Young Rena suffers from social anxiety disorder. It keeps her from engaging at school, from hanging out with her best friend in person, or participating in any sort of group activity. Pressed by her mother to find some social outlet, she enrolls in a School for Ninjas as a joke—and in an instant, her life changes.

Rena’s instructor, the mysterious Dysart, tells her that she may actually be the heir to an ancient prophecy that will return the Ninja to prominence. Dysart tells Rena she will become the Ninja legend known as “The Ghost”—but only if she can conquer her fears. Assuming she can even get past her own anxieties, will Rena help Dysart return the Ninja to their former glory... or is Dysart planning to exploit Rena for his own cryptic aims?

A fun and relatable romp from a father-daughter writing team, SHY NINJA is a fantastic read for parents and kids alike. 

Humanoids will publish SHY NINJA on June 1, 2021.

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