Thorndike Press

Tristan Strong Destroys the World

  • Kwame Mbalia
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432884719
  • ISBN-13: 9781432884710
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • 514 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2020



An Award-Winning Series
A Tristan Strong Novel (Book 2)

Tristan Strong, just back from a victorious adventure in Alke, the land of African American folk heroes and African gods, is suffering from PTSD. But there’s no rest for the weary when his grandmother is abducted by a mysterious villain out for revenge. Tristan must return to Alke — and reunite with his loud-mouthed sidekick, Gum Baby — in order to rescue Nana and stop the culprit from creating further devastation. Anansi, now a “web developer” in Tristan’s phone, is close at hand, and several new folk heroes will aid Tristan in his quest, but he will only succeed if he can figure out a way to sew broken souls back together.

Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: NA


Customer Reviews

“Well-paced - just like the previous installment - this sequel focuses on themes such as the meaning of diaspora and the effects of trauma, making for a more nuanced and stronger story than the first. Packs a punch.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Mbalia’s universe continues to excite through sheer conceptual brilliance, nonstop action and adventure, and - let’s be honest - the comical aggression of sidekick god Gum Baby.”

— Booklist