Paths & Portals

Paths & Portals Review

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

There's something lurking beneath the surface of Stately Academy—literally. In a secret underground classroom Hopper, Eni, and Josh discover that the campus was once home to the Bee School, an institute where teachers, students, and robots worked together to unravel the mysteries of coding. Hopper and her friends are eager to follow in this tradition and become top-rate coders. But why are Principal Dean and the rugby team suddenly so interested in their extracurricular activities?

From graphic novel superstar (and high school computer programming teacher) Gene Luen Yang comes the second volume of Secret Coders, Paths & Portals, a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot!

Title:Paths & Portals

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Kellee

    *There are many things I really like about this series: 1) It is smart. 2) It is written for kids who are coders or noncoders. 3) It is interactive. 4) The characters are diverse and relatable. 5) It ...

  • Nazarene Static

    I love this author and I love his books (I have said this before). I appreciate the talent it takes to weave an interesting story line filled with suspense, fun, and drama while teaching at the same t...

  • First Second Books

    The second book of the fun, quirky, educational Secret Coders series!Yet again, the Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes bring exciting storytelling, problem-solving, mystery, and amazing art that encourage...

  • Reading is my Escape

     This is book two in the Secret Coders series.  Hopper, Eni, and Josh meet Professor Bee, founder of the Bee School, which has been mostly demolished and replaced by Stately Academy (the school a...

  • Samantha

    Coding is so new to me, but I love the idea of it. The Secret Coders series is a perfect introduction to coding and to a fun story. The graphic novel approach is excellent because it combines visual l...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineAcquaintances and students at Stately Academy (Hopper, Eni and Josh) have discovered that the janitor, Mr. Bee, is not what he appears. He was the founder of Bee...

  • Kam Yung Soh

    The second book in the series, this one starts off where the first one left off, with the kids faced with a programming challenge. When they succeed, they learn more about the history of the school an...

  • Nicola Mansfield

    Yang is one of my favourite graphic novelists but this series doesn't do it for me. The first one was better as I found it unique but now it just tires for an adult reader. But let's take it for what ...

  • Nancy Kotkin

    Story: 4 starsIllustrations: 4 starsHopper, Eni, and Josh formalize their team of secret coders. Meanwhile, strange things continue to happen at their private school and the principal is revealed to b...

  • Danielle

    I kind of wish I'd had this series when I was younger, so I would've gotten into coding earlier. The book is still interactive and starts to get a little bit more involved in the plot, which I think k...