Akata Witch by Okorafor, Nnedi

Akata Witch

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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!

Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Published: 04/14/2011
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 8.58h x 5.82w x 1.35d
ISBN: 9780670011964
Audience: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.2
Point Value: 10
Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus
Quiz #/Name: 143032 / Akata Witch

Award: Locus Awards - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2011
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2011
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2011 pg. 99
Publishers Weekly 02/14/2011
Booklist 05/15/2011 pg. 54
Voice of Youth Advocates 06/01/2011 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
School Library Journal 06/01/2011 pg. 128

About the Author
Nnedi Okorafor is a novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi's work, the New York Times called Nnedi's imagination "stunning." Nnedi has received the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, and the Nebula Award, among others, for her novels. She holds a PhD in English and is a professor at SUNY Buffalo. She divides her time between Buffalo and the suburbs of Chicago, where she lives with her daughter. Learn more at nnedi.com or follow her on Twitter @nnedi.

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