12-year-old Joey is crazy for comic books and would give anything to be a hero, but he's not sure he's got what it takes... especially since he keeps striking out in baseball and shrinking from a school bully.

When he finds himself back in time on the very day of the Great Boston Molasses Flood -- the 1919 disaster which still gives his Nonna nightmares -- he realizes just how important it is to stand up and speak out.


a novel in prose and verse

about seeing the impossible

and finding your voice

Jean Letai