Find similar books

Age 12-17
Grade 7-9

Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch

Hardcover (Viking Books for Young Readers April 14, 2011) , First Edition edition
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!

0670011967 / 9780670011964
14.4 oz.
5.9 x 1.2 in.

Enjoy reading Akata Witch? You may also like these books

  • Y

    Nnedi Okorafor


    Hardcover (Viking Books for Young Readers Aug. 18, 2020)