Akata Witch

Akata Witch tells the story of a young girl born in New York City to Nigerian parents, now finding herself a little lost living in Aba, Nigeria. She is also albino which makes her sensitive to the sun and she stands out in her new community.

Sunny is having a hard time fitting in, but then makes new friends and discovers her magical powers. She faces her first test by having to use these new magical abilities to help stop the kidnapping of young children. Can she and her Leopard People friends do it? 

By Africanfuturist writer Nnedi Okorafor, this book, and its series, is for all who love magic and adventure and kids being their truest selves.

If you love Harry Potter, try Akata Witch! 

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Borrow Akata Witch from the NYPL or find it at your own local library!

Ages 9-16
Adults : Nah, we’re fine – but adults may like it too!
Book one of a series

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