Akata WitchBook - 2011
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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LPL_KimberlyL Feb 03, 2018
It's easy to draw parallels between the magic of Akata Witch and the Wizard World of Harry Potter, so this is perfect if you're a fan of the latter. Nnedi Okorafor's writing style is simplistic, though her ideas are grand. A fab choice if you're looking to add a little fantasy to your life.
LPL_EliH Nov 03, 2017
October 2017- there's nothing like some witchcraft for October!
LPL_KateG Feb 24, 2015
Akata Witch is a beautiful story of camaraderie, community, and knowing your "true self." Author Nnedi Okorafor's writing drew me in from the start, and I found myself not wanting the story to end. Featuring a strong female protagonist, Akata Witch is my recommendation for readers of an... Read More »
LPL_KimberlyL May 21, 2016
Often described as the Nigerian answer to Harry Potter, this novel features a strong female main character who discovers she has latent magical ability. Along with her new friends, they must defeat a truly heinous bad-guy. Read this book if you want to be transported to another world!
Akata Witch is a beautiful story of camaraderie, community, and knowing your "true self." Author Nnedi Okorafor's writing drew me in from the start, and I found myself not wanting the fantastic story to end. Though this is YA, I would recommend Akata Witch for readers of all ages and ge... Read More »
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