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The Oracle code : a graphic novel / author, Marieke Nijkamp ; illustrator, Manuel Preitano ; colorists, Jordie Bellaire with Manuel Preitano ; letterer, Clayton Cowles.

Nijkamp, Marieke, (author.). Preitano, Manuel, (illustrator,, colourist.). Bellaire, Jordie, (colourist.). Cowles, Clayton, (letterer.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library Y G NIJ (Text) 33500013230248 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y G NIJ (Text) 33500013230255 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781401290665
  • ISBN: 1401290663
  • Physical Description: 198 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"After a gunshot leaves her paralyzed, Barbara Gordon enters the Arkham Center for Independence, where Gotham's teens undergo physical and mental rehabilitation. Now using a wheelchair, Barbara must adapt to a new normal, but she cannot shake the feeling that something is dangerously amiss. Within these walls, strange sounds escape at night; patients go missing; and Barbara begins to put together pieces of what she believes to be a larger puzzle. But is this suspicion simply a result of her trauma? Fellow patients try to connect with Barbara, but she pushes them away, and she'd rather spend time with ghost stories than participate in her daily exercises. Even Barbara's own judgment is in question."--Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 13+ DC Comics.
Grades 10-12 DC Comics.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    Barbara Gordon is a teen hacker, puzzle-solver, and mystery-lover who spends evenings on Gotham City rooftops, coding away with her best friend. But after a gunshot paralyzes Barbara from the waist down, she—now using a wheelchair—is consigned to rehab at the Arkham Center for Independence. As she is divorced from friends and family, her fear and anguish compound themselves, and she angrily pushes back on everything she always believed herself to be. The huge, dark mansion of the institute has some huge, dark secrets, though, and cracking that code will require her to find strength in new friends and her old self. Nijkamp is freed from continuity here to create a complete and emotionally compelling journey for a character who needs to reclaim her life and identity, and overall, readers will find in Barbara a deeply human understanding. Preitano drenches the dark mansion in creepiness, particularly via several stylized story-within-a-story interludes, but keeps the personalities of the characters, their vulnerabilities and strength, front and center. Grades 7-11. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Marieke Nijkamp is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends and Before I Let Go and the editor of the YA anthology Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens. She is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, and geek. She resides in the Netherlands.

Manuel Preitano is an Italian illustrator and graphic designer, and the co-creator of the Destiny, NY series. He has worked on a wide range of toy designs, book covers, illustrations, and comic books, both in the US and in his home country. He resides in Italy with his comic book collection and his beloved drawing tablet.

Subject: Gordon, Barbara (Fictitious character) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Hackers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Rehabilitation > Comic books, strips, etc.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Comic books, strips, etc.
People with disabilities > Comic books, strips, etc.
Physical therapy > Comic books, strips, etc.
Psychotherapy > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
People with disabilities > Fiction.
Rehabilitation > Fiction.
Self-Actualization (Psychology) > Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Coming of Age.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
People with disabilities.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Superhero comics.
Psychological comics.

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