Kid saves Superman
Hakeem is a student at P.S. 36 in Brooklyn. He hopes to one day become a doctor, but in the meantime he's happy to be a hero to a super-hero. "Hakeem saves Superman by pushing the kryptonite into the crevice...
Can you see yourself as a comic image? One 13-year-old New York student can.
Hakeem Bennett is the winner of a nationwide essay contest that landed him on the pages of a super-hero story.
Hakeem is a student at P.S. 36 in Brooklyn. He hopes to one day become a doctor, but in the meantime he’s happy to be a hero to a super-hero.
“Hakeem saves Superman by pushing the kryptonite into the crevice,” said David Kriveloff of Stone Arch Books.
It’s all captured on the pages of the new book ‘The Kid Who Saved Superman’, based on Hakeem’s winning essay.
“I was shocked, like, ‘Oh I’m in a comic,’” said Bennett.
So is his teacher, Mr. Brown, the inspiration for Hakeem’s essay.
“Not only cause he’s blind,” said Bennett, “But because works hard for all the kids in the school.”
The book is the brainchild of Stone Arch Publishing, who joined forces with DC comics to launch a series of graphic novels to inspire kids to read. The contest gave school kids the chance for a starring role, something Hakeem won’t soon forget.
“My mom was so happy she started to cry,” said Bennett, “made me start to cry.”
The book, “The Kid Who Saved Superman”, will be available July 15th. Stone Arch plans to hold similar contests in the future.