Expired February 21, 2022 5:00 AM
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For fourteen-year-old Sam, surviving the brutal battlefield of junior high has always meant to stay below radar. But all that changes after he becomes the target of a viral video. He’s pressured to “hit back,” but Sam isn’t so sure—even if he does have superpowers. Exploring gender through the lens of the superhero myth, BALLOON questions how we raise boys when our concept of masculinity is narrow.

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    Jeremy Merrifield