"Bolstered by some excellently vibrant, folk-art–flavored illustration, this DC hero’s origin story deftly weaves in contemporary societal issues with a clear-eyed optimism that encourages and informs. Still, it’s a heart-wrenching read at times. In the end, a community’s strength and resolve prove crucial. A beautifully executed, much-needed portrayal."
"UNEARTHED: A JESSICA CRUZ STORY is exactly what a superhero story should be, even if it isn't the typical DC comic. It puts out-of-this-world threats and abilities on the backburner in favor of a narrative that reminds its readers anyone can be a hero and fighting for those we love is one of the most heroic things a person can do. "
"DC's newest YA offering is a gorgeous, relevant, and thought-provoking read which should have a very long shelf-life."
"This is a powerful and heartfelt story. One that is going to be remembered."
Awards & Accolades
Carlsbad Reads Together 2023: Teen Selection