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C.B. Lee

C.B. Lee is a Lambda Literary Award nominated writer of young adult science fiction and fantasy. Her works include the Sidekick Squad series (Duet Books) and Ben 10 (Boom!). CB loves to write about queer teens, magic, superheroes, and the power of friendship. When not nationally touring as an educator, writer, and activist, CB lives in Los Angeles, where she can neither confirm nor deny being a superhero. You can learn more about her and her adventures as a bisexual disaster at
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Not Your Backup
Not Your Backup (2 Formats) ›
By C.B. Lee
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Published Jun 2019

Emma Robledo has a few more responsibilities that the usual high school senior, but then again, she and her friends have left school to lead a fractured Resistance movement against a corrupt Heroes League of Heroes. Emma is the only member of a supercharged team without powers, she isnt always taken seriously. A natural leader, Emma is determined to win this battle, and when thats done, get back to school. As the Resistance moves to challenge the League, Emma realizes where her place is in this fight: at the front.
Not Your Sidekick
Not Your Sidekick (2 Formats) ›
By C.B. Lee
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Published Sep 2016

Welcome to Andover, where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship--only it turns out to be for the towns most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, whom Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then theres the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious “M,” who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.
Not Your Villain
Not Your Villain (2 Formats) ›
By C.B. Lee
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Published Oct 2017

Bells Broussard thought he had it made when his superpowers manifested early. Being a shapeshifter is awesome. He can change his hair whenever he wants and, if putting on a binder for the day is too much, hes got it covered. But that was before he became the countrys most wanted villain.After discovering a massive cover-up by the Heroes League of Heroes, Bells and his friends Jess, Emma, and Abby set off on a secret mission to find the Resistance. Meanwhile, power-hungry former hero Captain Orion is on the loose with a dangerous serum that renders meta-humans powerless, and a new militarized robotic threat emerges.Sometimes, to do a heros job, you need to be a villain.
Seven Tears at High Tide
Seven Tears at High Tide (2 Formats) ›
By C.B. Lee
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Published Oct 2015

The sea holds many secrets.Kevin Luong walks to the oceans edge with a broken heart. Remembering a legend his mother told him, he lets seven tears fall into the sea. “i just want one summer--one summer to be happy and in love.” instead, he finds himself saving a mysterious boy from the Pacific--a boy who later shows up on his doorstep professing his love. What he doesnt know is that Morgan is a selkie, drawn to answer Kevins wish. As they grow close, Morgan is caught between the dangers of the human world and his legacy in the selkie community to which he must return at summers end.