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Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex: A Superhero High School Adventure: Book Cover

Written by Carole P. Roman

Ages 8-18 | 243 Pages

Publisher: Chelshire, Inc. | ISBN-13: 9781950080434

What to Expect: Friendship, problem-solving, autism, superheroes

The senior class at Grady’s school all share one dream: to be accepted into the highly prestigious and mysterious Templeton Academy, a high school for superheroes. If there’s one thing Grady is sure about, he won’t be going. Not only is there nothing super-heroic about him, but he has also been forbidden from going by his Uncle Leo. He hasn’t even bothered to apply.

When Grady’s best friend Aarush gets in, Grady is astonished to see an acceptance letter with his name on it too. It turns out that Aarush applied for him— and he got in. The only problem? Going to Templeton Academy will unearth many brutal truths, and not even superpowers may be enough to save Grady from whatever secret his past is holding over him.

With a focus on self-confidence, inner strength, and solidarity, Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex offers a fresh and captivating take on both the superhero genre and the classic school story. Grady and Aarush are believable, relatable characters, and their friendship models inclusivity, understanding, empathy, and emotional wisdom. The first-person narration draws readers into the story as Grady engages them. At the same time, the story bursts with action and unexpected twists, keeping readers entertained even as it encourages them to think carefully about what a “hero” really is. Author Carole P. Roman even manages to toss some mindfulness techniques into the bargain.

Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex is exciting and thought-provoking. It makes for fantastic back-to-school reading.

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About the Author

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, spies, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children of all ages.

Her best-selling book, The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes! has reached number one on Amazon in March of 2020 and has remained in the top 200 books since then.

She published Mindfulness for Kids with J. Robin Albertson-Wren.

Carole has co-authored two self-help books. Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing with Julie A. Gerber, and Marketing Indieworld with both Julie A. Gerber and Angela Hausman.

Roman is the CEO of a global transportation company, as well as a practicing medium.

She also writes adult fiction under the name Brit Lunden and has created an anthology of the mythical town of Bulwark, Georgia with a group of indie authors.

Writing is her passion and one of her favorite pastimes. Roman reinvents herself frequently, and her family calls her the ‘mother of reinvention.’ She resides on Long Island, near her children and grandchildren.

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July 21, 2022 at 04:24AM Bianca Schulze