by Okorafor, Nnedi.
|Format:||Print Book 2011|
|Availability:||Available at 14 Libraries 14 of 14 copies|
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!
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
-- Juvenile fiction.
Albinos and albinism -- Juvenile fiction.
Serial murderers -- Juvenile fiction.
Supernatural -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Albinos and albinism -- Fiction.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.
Nigeria -- Juvenile fiction.
Nigeria -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Viking,2011
349 pages ; 22 cm