Tag Archives: African-American

Magical Schools: Wildseed Witch and Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

Here are two exciting new magical school books, both with kids at all-Black schools, one drawing on Louisiana’s Black history and one set in a futuristic Nigeria. Continue reading

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A Taste of Magic by J. Elle

Here’s a sparkling and delicious new story of a 12-year-old learning magic, baking and other secrets in her inner city neighborhood magic academy. Continue reading

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#MGReadathon Finish Line

Here’s my wrap-up, with reviews of It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit and Valentina Salazar is NOT a Monster Hunter. Continue reading

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The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton

Here’s a fantastic new magical school story from best-selling author Dhonielle Clayton. Continue reading

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5 Stories of Adventure & Change

Here’s a mix of books from the past couple of years, all sharing an element of change and adventure. Continue reading

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Remixed Classics: So Many Beginnings, Clash of Steel, and Travelers Along the Way

These first three books from Feiwel & Friends’ Remixed Classics series take the classics, still in their original time periods, and retell them from the point of view of people of color.  The first three include retellings of Little Women, Treasure Island, and Robin Hood – all fabulous. Continue reading

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Interview with Joy Jones

I have a treat for you today, my friends – an interview with author Joy Jones, in honor of the paperback release of her book, Jayla Jumps In. Continue reading

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Kingston and the Magician’s Lost and Found by Rucker Moses and Theo Gangi

12-year-old Kingston tries to rescue his long-missing father from the mysterious world on the other side of a mirror. Continue reading

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Much Ado about Baseball and Ophie’s Ghosts

Two of my most-anticipated summer books: Much Ado about Baseball by Rajani LaRocca and Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland. Continue reading

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Root Magic by Eden Royce

In 1963 South Carolina, Jezebel and her brother Jay are trying to learn the traditional Root magic their late grandmother practiced in time to save themselves from monsters both supernatural and human. Continue reading

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