MFAW-VT faculty member Sherri L. Smith‘s comic book series Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path concluded last week with issue #6, “The Last Shadow.”
“From his first meeting with Jake Sully to his acceptance of the Last Shadow, Tsu’tey’s life takes a path he could not anticipate, and which the film told only a part. Return to Pandora as the story of Avatar is told from the perspective of Tsu’tey, warrior of the Omatikaya tribe.”
– From the Dark Horse website
Sherri’s first novel, Lucy the Giant, was unanimously selected as an ALA Best Book for Young People, and received an Honorable Mention from the Dutch Golden Kiss/Gouden Zoen Awards. Her 2009 novel Flygirl, a WWII novel about a light-skinned black girl who passes for white in order to join the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, was named a best book of the year by the Washington Post. In 2012, Sherri made her first foray into speculative fiction with the “cli fi” novel, Orleans, a book dedicated to her mother, who survived Hurricane Katrina. The Toymaker’s Apprentice , is a vibrant retelling of the story of the Nutcracker. Her latest novel is the young adult noir mystery, Pasadena.
You can order the collected issues in one volume athttps://www.darkhorse.com/Books/29-482/Avatar-Tsuteys-Path-TPB