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Akata Witch

Okorafor, Nnedi. Book - 2011 Teen Book / Fiction / Fantasy / Okorafor, Nnedi, Teen Fiction / Okorafor, Nnedi 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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Call Number: Teen Book / Fiction / Fantasy / Okorafor, Nnedi, Teen Fiction / Okorafor, Nnedi
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"A Junior Library Guild selection."--Jkt. flap.
Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.

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Harry Potter comes to Nigeria submitted by LibraryMaven on June 14, 2014, 2:43pm Akata Witch resembles Harry Potter in the very best way possible, but with the wonderful addition of Nigerian culture. Sunny is still trying to figure out exactly where she fits- she's Nigerian-American, African and albino, a soccer player who can't be out in the sun- when her latent magical powers are awakened. Suddenly, she is introduced to the world of magic by her two friends and finds herself juggling school, family and magic lessons. The stakes are suddenly raised when she and her friends find themselves chasing a serial killer....who may be out to destroy the entire world.

If you loved Harry Potter and his world, try Akata Witch.

Full-fledged fantasy worlds with depth and breadth submitted by sueij on July 21, 2018, 12:10am Another excellent offering by Okorafor. She creates full-fledged fantasy worlds with depth and breadth, as well as well-rounded character who have to change and grow when confronted by events they create and events that occur. As with all of her stories, it explores magic from a Nigerian/ African perspective, which is a refreshing departure from the Euro-centric and White-baseline view of most of what is sold in the US. All this while exploring friendship, uniqueness, strengths, differences, teamwork, outsider status, and a hearty dose of taking on the bad guy. The format of the story was quite Harry Potter-esque, and the ending reasonably predictable, but it *is* a YA book pitched to a middle school/ high school audience. That didn't diminish my enjoyment of a tale well told, and I will definitely read the sequel that just came out.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Viking, 2011.
Year Published: 2011
Description: 349 p. ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

READING LEVEL
Lexile: 590

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780670011964
0670011967
9780142420911

SUBJECTS
Supernatural -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Albinos and albinism -- Fiction.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.
Nigeria -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.