The Amazing Ninja Brothers
Teach Empathy

The Amazing Ninja Brothers series by Robert Martin is here to help and show young readers that children with behavioral issues have minds that work differently. In each of these chapter books for middle grade readers, The Amazing Ninja Brothers share unique and unexpected experiences as they use special powers to help friends with misunderstood challenges.


The first book in the series, “Entering the Deep Unknown,” focuses on Tommy, a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Approximately 11% of children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD, making it a highly relevant topic for all children today.


“Entering the Deep Unknown” is a fast-paced story that connects with kid’s fascination for super heroes while generating thought and discussion about ADHD. It successfully balances action, humor and fantasy to provide readers with a “page-turner” story.


The author worked closely with child psychology professionals to create a realistic and sensitive portrait of how ADHD affects a child, and the hidden strengths that a mind that works differently can bring to friendship, the classroom and home.

Teachers, check out this learning guide!

“It is truly delightful. I think the topic of ADHD was handled with sensitivity and accuracy. You brought forward so many of the typical traits and described their pros and cons through the eyes of a child very beautifully… I can envision this story being used as a read aloud with guided discussion with a classroom teacher and/or school counselor. It would be so helpful to neurotypical children, and their teachers as well. Empathy can sometimes be in short supply in America’s classrooms.”

– Lori Riti, principal at De LaSalle Academy, a school of students with minds that work differently in Fort Myers, FL