This new band of action heroes, comprised of Queen Esteem©, Faith-4©, Anti-Drug Lady Bug©, Hopper the Drug Stopper©, Empowerman©, X-Cell©, Learn the Worm©, Virtue©, Bee Smart©, Hi-Q©, Captain Hope© and many others, form the S.M.A.R.T. T.E.A.M.™, whose acronym stands for Superheroes Mixing Art-Reading and Technology Together to Empower And Motivate™.
The S.M.A.R.T. T.E.A.M. ™ superhero/heroines were designed with the purpose of serving as a point of reference in children’s literature, seeing as they are a departure from the dark and often twisted messages conveyed in commercial comics. Each superhero/heroine-member of the S.M.A.R.T. T.E.A.M.™ possesses a host of positive attributes, which, according to their creators, is what “everyone needs” in order to be “productive individuals of strong character, ethics, respect and values, and thus better prepared for the 21st century”. The aforementioned attributes and characteristics pertain to the S.M.A.R.T. T.E.A.M.™ superhero/heroines’ personality, social and career life, as well as to their unique life and academic skills, and aim to serve as an inspiration for little readers who are in dire need of positive role models in the modern world.