UTICA N.Y. -- A new children's book is out there, and it was written by former WKTV anchor and reporter Dave Dellecese.
Dellecese, who was an anchor and reporter at NEWSChannel 2 from 2007-2013 is the author of the novel "Lacey & Lily."
It's a comic-type book with pictures.
The story is about a girl named Lacey and her dog Lily, who must unravel the mystery connected to a pair of super-powered hero costumes while navagating middle school and saving the world.
Dellecese and Andrew Cieslinski, the illustrator of the book tell NEWSChannel 2, it's important their message is relayed to children.
"We think that it's very important to have characters that can help young people find their own empowerment, just like our character of Lacy throughout our story. She discovers that it's not superpowers that make her a hero, but everything within her as a middle schooler." said Dellecese.
"It's very personal for me, as I've got some friends who have young girls. And, I wanted to put out a comic that we could put in our hands, and not have to worry about the content of it. In other words, it delivers a positive message." said Cieslinkski.
"Lacey & Lily" is available for purchase on Amazon.
More on the book can be found on darbypop.com.