E. Lockhart is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Liars and a bunch of other novels, including Again Again and Genuine Fraud. She writes books for young readers under the name Emily Jenkins and her picture book All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah won the Sydney Taylor Award. Whistle is her first graphic novel.
Her latest book- Whistle A New Gotham City Hero follows Whistle (aka Willow Zimmerman) a new hero in Batman’s Gotham City – protecting her water- front neighborhood of Down River. She is the first originating Jewish superhero to join the DC universe in over 40 years. Famous villains Poison Ivy, the Riddler, and Killer Croc all appear. Our teenage activist struggles to take care of her cancer-stricken mother. When an estranged “uncle” opens the door for her to the underground poker world and a job that allows her to pay for her mom’s medical treatment, our heroine questions her impurities. As she distances herself from those she truly cares about to earn critical funds, something strange happens when she and Lebowitz (stray Great Dane) are attacked by one of Gotham’s most horrific villains. Though injured, the pair now are able to understand each other (mind meld) and suddenly Willow has unimaginable powers. Not long after, she discovers that her “uncle” and his friends are some of Gotham’s most corrupt criminals, and must choose whether to remain loyal to the man who helped her keep her family together, or use her newfound powers to fight for Down River as Whistle and the Hound.