Book cover of What’s My Superpower?

What’s My Superpower?



Publisher & Publication Year

Inhabit Media, 2017

Publisher's Book Page


Aviaq Johnston (Inuk)

Author's Website 


Tim Mack



Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends with super strength (who can dangle from the monkey bars for hours), and friends who are better than her at a million other things. Nalvana thinks she must be the only kid in town without a superpower. Her dog doesn’t seem to mind, but Nalvana still feels left out. Then her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique and special, and that her superpower was right in front of her all along.

Notable Achievements

Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award, 2019; Short-listed, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2017


Publishers Weekly: “Readers who struggle with doubts about their own abilities will be reassured while simultaneously recognizing that children who live in distant places have problems not so different from their own.”

Kirkus Reviews: “Inuit author Johnston’s text seamlessly blends fantasy with reality, sprinkling culturally specific details such as inuksuit and Inuktitut words into a universal story. Mack’s illustrations and soft palette match the tone of the story, printlike textures creating a cozy feel for Nalvana’s far north home.”

Educator Guide

This guide, created by Inhabit Media, includes pre-reading discussion questions, during and post-reading discussion questions, and extension activities.

Link to Guide

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