Max Greene isn't sure why he's been invited to join the exclusive Black Belt Club—the other three members are outstanding karate students, and Max has never felt special. But when faced with a secret mission that requires courage, intelligence, and concentration, Max proves he is capable of surprising strength and abilities he never even knew he had. Join Max, Maia, Antonio, and Jamie as they show the power of teamwork. No matter what happens, they always try their best and never, ever give up
Dawn Barnes is a third-degree black belt and the founder of Dawn Barnes Karate Kids, the most successful all-children's karate school in the United States. She has taught martial arts to children for nearly twenty years, and she also writes columns for Martial Arts Professional Magazine and Los Angeles Family Magazine . As well, she is the Director of Children's Education for the National Association of Professional Martial Artists. Dawn lives in Los Angeles, California, with her family and two dogs. This is her first book.
Bernard Chang began his career in the comic book world, where his work on such popular characters including Doctor Mirage, Superman, and the X-Men earned him a coveted spot on the top ten artists in Wizard: The Guide to Comics . He is also a former Walt Disney Imagineer, designing concepts for theme parks, shows, and rides. He received his bachelor's degree in architecture from Pratt Institute in New York City, graduating with honors. Bernard currently lives in Los Angeles.
Black Belt Club #2:
Night on the Mountain of Fear
Max, Antonio, Maia and Jamie are back in this high-drama action novel starring the Black Belt Club! Filled with comic book-like illustrations, this fast-paced adventure follows our heroes into a scary desert world controlled by the evil Hate Master, Heyoka. Together these four Karate students must overcome terrifying tarantulas, vampire bats, and the Hate Master, who feeds off their fear. Only when they discover the true meaning of friendship will the Black Belt Club, and the world, be safe once more.
Black Belt Club #3:
Beware of the Haunted Eye
In the third book in the series, we follow Max and the three other members of the top-secret Black Belt Club on another action-packed, exciting adventure in the fight against evil. In this book, they go to a Celtic-based world where the "Haunted Eye" has overtaken all who make the seasons change and life thrive. Learning about balance, nutrition, aikido, and judo, they defeat the "Haunted Eye" and learn the importance of having balance in their lives.