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Who Is the Man in the Air?: Michael Jordan: A Who HQ Graphic Novel

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"Pulse-pounding, both as a sports highlight and a tribute to the character and determination of one of the game’s unexcelled greats." — Kirkus

Discover the story behind Michael Jordan's incredible triumph in the 1997 Flu Game in this powerful graphic novel written by Murder Ballads' Gabe Soria and illustrated by award-winning artist Brittney Williams.


Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting new addition to the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series!

Explore the relentless grit of Michael Jordan, as he powers through a mysterious illness in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA finals against the Utah Jazz, infamously known as The Flu Game. A story of athleticism, willpower, and triumph, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves into the unyielding drive of the one of the greatest basketball players of all time — brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that jump off the page.

ISBN-13: 9780593385920

Media Type: Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Publication Date: 11-01-2022

Pages: 64

Product Dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Series: Who HQ Graphic Novels

Known for the popular online role-playing game Sword & Backpack, Gabe Soria (he/him) is best known in the kidlit community for reinventing the choice-driven book genre with his four-book series, Midnight Arcade. He has also written several comic books for DC Comics, including Batman '66. Gabe also collaborated with friend Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys on the The Murder Ballads comic book. Brittney Williams (they/she) is Los Angeles-based creative originally from SouthCarolina. Williams is a storyboard and comic book artist who draws A LOT. In 2012, she interned at Walt Disney Animation Studios as a storyboard artist. Since then, she's worked for a variety of animation studios and publishers including Netflix, Cartoon Network, Dreamworks TV, BOOM! Studios, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics. As a two-time GLAADaward nominee, she exists to create things for kids and the queer community.