Search Results: "Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOW SPEAKER by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Moreover, the intricacy of this Western African milieu, with its multitude of shades of Islam, its contemporary and fantasy tribes and its geographical variations, is very welcome in the still mostly Eurocentric genre of fantasy. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Ejii Ugabe, nervous and subservient, is an unlikely heroine in her semi-magical world. Read full book review >

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ZAHRAH THE WINDSEEKER by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Okorafor-Mbachu leans on exclamation points for emphasis and clichés for morality; however, bursts of humor, exotic flora and fauna and the unusual combination of Nigerian-based culture with children's fantasy make this worth the read. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A girl ventures into a forbidden jungle to save her friend in this botanically creative fantasy. Read full book review >

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AKATA WITCH by Nnedi Okorafor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2011

"Ebulliently original. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Who can't love a story about a Nigerian-American 12-year-old with albinism who discovers latent magical abilities and saves the world? Read full book review >

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AKATA WARRIOR by Nnedi Okorafor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A charming adventure stocked with a house-sized spider, an Afro comb gifted by a goddess, and a giant flying rodent—one who loves hip-hop. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
A soccer-loving, American-born Nigerian 13-year-old matures into her mystical powers. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN IN THE KITCHEN by Nnedi Okorafor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Best known for her African-based fantasies (Akata Witch, 2011, etc.), Okorafor leaps into the world of picture books in a most unforgettable way with this playful, fascinating tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anyaugo has a problem. Read full book review >