Akata Witch, Okorafor, Nnedi

Akata Witch

Authors: Okorafor, Nnedi

Genres: Fantasy

Topics: Monsters, Mythical Creatures & Ghosts, Friendship, African American History/Interest

Lexile: 590

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Grade: 7 - 12

ISBN: 9781101513798

Classification: Non-Fiction

Synopsis: Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter," Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world.

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?

Ursula K. Le Guin and John Green are Nnedi Okorafor fans. As soon as you start reading Akata Witch, you will be, too! 

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