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Julie Black Belt returns in this action-packed sequel. Can our heroine pass the test of the Belt of Fire?
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Julie Black Belt:
The Belt of Fire

Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Charlene Chua

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-079-4, 10.5 x 8.5

"[Julie Black Belt] is perfect if you want to get younger children into comics. Plus it's a positive story for female readers, an audience that is never given enough attention…. The story is a lesson in determination, persistence, and resolve. It's a positive tale that encourages hard work and persistence and it's entertaining and charming to boot….this book does a good job of teaching the discipline of martial arts and the lesson that hard work pays off."
- Ain't It Cool News

San Francisco, California- September 15, 2013
Immedium is excited to announce the publication of this long-anticipated sequel in the Julie Black Belt series, written by Oliver Chin and illustrated by Charlene Chua. As readers learned in the first adventure, learning martial arts can be really fun but requires more than just the desire to get a black belt. It takes hard work, commitment, and practice. Now in this second story, Julie continues to value these lessons, but she also learns the importance of friendship and the right attitude.

Julie Black Belt: The Belt of Fire picks up as Julie proudly wears her yellow belt and is eager to attain her next rank: orange! Still inspired by Brandy Wu, an action movie star, Julie now meets a new student in her class...but is he better than her? Can Julie learn to improve her abilities while becoming a gracious partner, and ultimately earning her own Belt of Fire?

Kung fu means a skill achieved through consistent dedication. But Julie discovers that knowing the correct moves isn't the most important thing. An experienced teacher tells her that a balanced mindset makes anything possible. Artist Charlene Chua's colorful and dynamic illustrations make Julie's journey one that any aspiring martial arts practitioner, as well as their parents and instructors, will enjoy.

Called an "expert in Pacific Rim pop culture" by the San Jose Mercury News, author Oliver Chin reintroduces his memorable and spunky female star who is willing to give all she's got. Julie is a fan favorite whom young readers truly identify with and eagerly make her energetic story their own.

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About Immedium

Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and "multimedia" world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children's books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.

About the Authors

Dad Oliver Chin has written the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, and the children's books Welcome to Monster Isle, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought, The Adventures of WonderBaby, and other books. He presents at schools, libraries, and cultural museums, and lives in San Francisco, CA.

Charlene Chua illustrated Julie Black Belt: The Kung Fu Chronicles. She is an internationally award-winning artist who has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Google, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oxford University Press, Pearson, and Konami. A native of Singapore, she resides near Toronto, Ontario, Canada with her husband.

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Reviews of Julie Black Belt

"[Julie Black Belt's] exuberant digital illustrations show Julie's journey from enthusiastic beginner to struggling novice to poised and confident student who earns her yellow belt...youngsters interested in the sport will be thrilled to follow Julie's adventures. Other readers may also learn something from Julie's determination to meet her goals"
- School Library Journal

"This is a great book for girls (or boys!) who are interested in martial arts. The message is practice and hard work get results and that applies to most things in life."
- PinkwithSparkles

"I would recommend this book for any martial arts student (or potential student) as a way to show the reality of martial arts and the pride one can have for EARNING a yellow belt, instead of being handed a black belt."
- One Zillion Books