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Futureland: Battle for the Park

Futureland: Battle for the Park

Illustrated by Khadijah Khatib


Futureland: Battle for the Park

About the Book

When an extraordinary flying theme park arrives above Atlanta, one boy must stop a sinister force from stealing the park's tech and taking over the world. An electrifying illustrated series with the Afrofuturism of Black Panther that took the world by storm. Perfect for fans of Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

"Hold on tight, Futureland will be the ride of your life . . . and maybe the last!" —Kwame Mbalia, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Welcome to the most spectacular theme park in the world.

Everyone wants a ticket to Futureland, where you can literally live out your wildest dreams. Want to step inside your favorite video game? Go pro in a sports arena? Perform at a real live concert? Grab your ticket and come right in.

Yet with all its attractions, Futureland has always just been home to Cam Walker, the son of the park’s famous creators. And when Futureland arrives at its latest stop, Atlanta, Cam is thrilled for what promises to be the biggest opening ever. . . .

But things aren't quite right with the Atlanta opening. Park attractions are glitching. Kids go missing. And when his parents are blamed, Cam must find the missing kids and whoever’s trying to take down his family . . . before it’s too late.

Product Details

On sale: November 8, 2022
Age: 8-12 years
Grade: Grades 3-7
Page count: 320 Pages
ISBN: 9780593479421
Reading level: Lexile: 570L | Fountas/Pinnell: V

Author Bio

Hugh “H.D.” Hunter is a storyteller, teaching artist, and community organizer from Atlanta. He's also the winner of several indie book awards for multicultural fiction. Hugh is committed to stories about Black kids and their many expansive worlds. He loves vegan snacks, basketball, and stories that make you cry—but make you smile afterward. Check out Hugh's work at thesoutherndistrict.com and follow him at @hd_tsd.


"Hold on tight, Futureland will be the ride of your life . . . and maybe the last!" —Kwame Mbalia, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Futureland sits at the intersection of thrills, mystery, cool sci-fi, and heart. If you’re like me, and these are all of your favorite things, you need a ticket to this stunning attraction ASAP!” —Lamar Giles, author of The Legendary Alston Boys Adventures

"The sci-fi, Afro-futurist adventure you’ve been looking for . . . Funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling all at once!" —Mark Oshiro, author of The Insiders

"Hunter’s debut foregrounds futuristic tech and themes about the value of charting one’s own path, creating an exhilarating mystery." —Publishers Weekly

"An exciting new series that will grab readers with its futuristic setting, diverse characters, and brisk plotting." —School Library Journal

"A thought-provoking middle-grade sci-fi story with an adventurous pace." —Booklist