The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes by Lora L. Hyler
From Henschel Haus Publishing:
Finalist in American Book Fest’s 2019 Best Book Awards in Children’s Fiction category
2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award Winner, middle reader category
2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist, da Vinci Eye, for book design (designer Ian Wade)
The 7th graders of Windsor Middle School are excited to start the new school year in their Advanced Science classroom. They’ll work on CRISPR-Cas9, a new gene editing technology exciting scientists all over the world.
Marty shares a love of science and all things spy-related with his best friend, Christopher, who witnesses incidents Marty can’t explain away. The two are soon testing Marty’s superpowers. What about their classmate, Aisha? Does she have a superpower?
A stealth high-tech drone, piloted by international goons, constantly monitors the kids. They awaken the annoying school bully, Wade to his own superpowers and convince him to steal valuable CRISPR-Cas9 data. Marty, Christopher and Aisha band together to stop the theft at their beloved International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Who will win? International goons or the superhero team of “Advanced Science 303”?