Afrofuturism, Africanfuturism, and Black Futures

Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) Cover Image
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

New York Times bestseller!

Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a trilogy filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.


The Water Dancer: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399590597
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Published: One World - September 24th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.


The Wildcat's Claw (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 6) Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 10th, 2017

The four heroes of Erdas are fugitives on the run in this new chapter of the New York Times bestselling series!

The Heroes of Erdas are wanted fugitives. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have saved their world from countless threats. They are guardians from across the globe, united by their legendary spirit animals under one banner.


The Return (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545842075
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 26th, 2016

A new threat faces the world of Erdas in this continuation of the New York Times bestselling series.

Split between two worlds, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are four young heroes who are racing to stop an ancient evil.


Animal Totem: Les Bêtes Suprêmes: N° 6 - Griffe Du Chat Sauvage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781443174053
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Published: Scholastic - April 1st, 2019

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Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements Cover Image
By Walidah Imarisha (Editor), Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor), Sheree Renee Thomas (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781849352093
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Published: AK Press - April 7th, 2015

Whenever we envision a world without war, prisons, or capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought 20 of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change.


Nigerians in Space Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939419019
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Published: Unnamed Press - February 1st, 2014

1993. Houston. Dr. Wale Olufunmi, lunar rock geologist, has a life most Nigerian immigrants would kill for, but then most Nigerians aren't Wale--a great scientific mind in exile with galactic ambitions. Then comes an outlandish order: steal a piece of the moon.


Zone One Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307455178
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Published: Anchor - July 10th, 2012

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys


GLORY: Magical Visions of Black Beauty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250204561
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 20th, 2020

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

From Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the dynamite husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, comes GLORY, a photography book that shatters the conventional standards of beauty for Black children.

Featuring a foreword by Amanda Seales


How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316491372
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Published: Orbit - August 13th, 2019

Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.


The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316509848
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Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

An instant NYT Bestseller!

Four-time Hugo Award-winning author N.K.


The Broken Earth Trilogy: The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, The Stone Sky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316527194
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

This collectable boxed set edition includes all three books in N. K. Jemisin's incredible NYT bestselling and three-time Hugo award-winning Broken Earth Trilogy.

This complete collection would be a great gift for any occasion and includes The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The Stone Sky.

This is the way the world ends for the last time. . .


Pet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525647072
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Published: Make Me a World - September 10th, 2019

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times • Time • Buzzfeed • NPRNew York Public Library • Publishers Weekly • School Library Journal


Skin Folk: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781504052764
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Published: Open Road Media Science & Fantasy - July 3rd, 2018

The SFWA Grand Master's award-winning collection "combines a richly textured multicultural background with incisive storytelling" (Library Journal).


Midnight Robber Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446675604
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 1st, 2000

A "[d]eeply satisfying" [The New York Times Book Review] story of a father who has committed an unbelievable crime and a daughter who must then fight to save her own life.

"Caribbean patois adorns this novel with graceful rhythms...Beneath it lie complex, clearly evoked characters, haunting descriptions of exotic planets, and a stirring story...[This book] o


Brown Girl in the Ring Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446674331
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 1st, 1998

In this "impressive debut" from award-winning speculative fiction author Nalo Hopkinson, a young woman must solve the tragic mystery surrounding her family and bargain with the gods to save her city and herself. (The Washington Post)


People of Color Take Over Fantastic Stories of the Imagination Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781515418450
Published: Positronic Publishing - June 28th, 2017

In this, the final issue of Fantastic Stories of the Imagination people of color take over Special Guest editor Nisi Shawl has assembled a breath taking array of stories by some of the best writers in the science fiction and fantasy field today, and they just happen to be people of color.


The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games (Postmillennial Pop #13) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781479800650
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Published: New York University Press - May 21st, 2019

Winner, 2020 World Fantasy Awards

Finalist, Creative Nonfiction IGNYTE Award, given by FIYACON for BIPOC+ in Speculative Fiction


Reveals the diversity crisis in children's and young adult media as not only a lack of representation, but a lack of imagination


Parable of the Sower Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538732182
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times).


Escaping Exodus: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062867735
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Published: Harper Voyager - October 15th, 2019

"Don't be alarmed - that dizzy pleasurable sensation you're experiencing is just your brain slowly exploding from all the wild magnificent worldbuilding in Nicky Drayden's Escaping Exodus. I loved these characters and this story, and so will you."


The Lesson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781094081298
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Published: Blackstone - June 2nd, 2020

An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of superadvanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath.


Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

Instant New York Times Bestseller
TIME Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time
TIME Best YA Books of All Time
TIME 100: Most Influential People of 2020
New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2018
TIME Top 10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2018
NPR's Book Concierge 2018 Great Reads List
Buzzfeed's 24 Best YA Books of 2018


Hijos de Sangre Y Hueso Cover Image
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ISBN: 9788427213418
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Published: Molino - September 30th, 2018

Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250170996
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 3rd, 2019

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK

“Meet Tomi Adeyemi—the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she’s that good).” —Entertainment Weekly


Punching the Air Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062996480
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

New York Times and USA Today bestseller * Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor * Walter Award Winner * Goodreads Finalist for Best Teen Book of the Year * Time Magazine Best Book of the Year * Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year * School Library Journal 


Ring Shout Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250767028
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Published: Tordotcom - October 13th, 2020

Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns with Ring Shout, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terror

“A fantastical, brutal and thrilling triumph of the imagination...Clark’s combination of historical and political reimagining is cathartic, exhilarating and fresh.” —The New York Times


Binti: The Complete Trilogy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780756416935
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Published: DAW - July 7th, 2020

Includes a brand-new Binti story!

Collected for the first time in a trade paperback omnibus edition, the Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning Binti trilogy, the story of one extraordinary girl's journey from her home to distant Oomza University.


Ikenga Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593113523
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

Nnedi Okorafor's acclaimed first novel for middle grade readers introduces a boy who can access super powers with the help of the magical Ikenga.


Akata Witch (The Nsibidi Scripts #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142420911
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Published: Speak - July 11th, 2017

 "Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her characters take your heart and squeeze it; her worlds open your mind to new things." -- Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book and American Gods 


Remote Control Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250772800
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Published: Tordotcom - January 19th, 2021

An alien artifact turns a young girl into Death's adopted daughter in Remote Control, a thrilling sci-fi tale of community and female empowerment from Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Nnedi Okorafor

“She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.”


Akata Warrior (The Nsibidi Scripts #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142425855
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Published: Speak - October 16th, 2018

The newest novel by the author of Akata Witch and the forthcoming Marvel comic book series about Shuri, Black Panther's sister!

“The most imaginative, gripping, enchanting fantasy novels I have ever read!” —Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Speak


Bloodchild and Other Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781491581636
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Published: Brilliance Audio - November 18th, 2014

Six remarkable stories from a master of modern science fiction


Bloodchild and Other Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781583226988
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Published: Seven Stories Press - October 4th, 2005

A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes "Bloodchild," winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and "Speech Sounds," winner of the Hugo Award.


Binding Shadows Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997658262
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Published: No Inside Voice, LLC - March 26th, 2020

There are two rules: find a way to use your magic and never reveal it to anyone.


A Taste of Honey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765390042
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Published: Tordotcom - October 25th, 2016

A Taste of Honey is the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus finalist novella that N. K. Jemisin calls "a love story as painful as it is beautiful and complex". Find out why Wired named it one of the 20 Best Books of the Decade!


La ciudad que nos unió / The City We Became (GREAT CITIES) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9788417347710
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Published: Nova - August 18th, 2020

En la lista de los 100 libros imprescindibles del 2020 de la revista Time.

N. K. Jemisin, la tres veces ganadora del Premio Hugo a la mejor novela y superventas del New York Times, nos trae La ciudad que nos unió, una historia revolucionaria de cultura, magia y mitos en la Nueva York actual.


Cinderella Is Dead Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781547603879
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 7th, 2020

"Wholly original and captivating." - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Girls team up to overthrow the kingdom in this unique and powerful retelling of Cinderella from a stunning new voice that’s perfect for fans of Dhonielle Clayton and Melissa Albert.


Binti Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765385253
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Published: Tordotcom - September 22nd, 2015

"Prepare to fall in love with Binti." —Neil Gaiman

Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella!


The Gilda Stories Cover Image
By Jewelle Gomez, Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780872866744
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Published: City Lights Books - March 29th, 2016

The Gilda Stories is groundbreaking not just for the wild lives it portrays, but for how it portrays them--communally, unapologetically, roaming fiercely over space and time.--Emma Donoghue, author of Room

Jewelle Gomez sees right into the heart. This is a book to give to those you want most to find their own strength.--Dorothy Allison


War Girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451481672
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Published: Razorbill - October 15th, 2019

Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria.

The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky.


Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368039932
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 15th, 2019

Winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.


Black Imagination: Black Voices on Black Futures Cover Image
By Natasha Marin (Editor), Steven Dunn (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781944211844
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Published: McSweeney's - February 4th, 2020

Recommended by Jason Reynolds on PBS News Hour


The Famished Road Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385425131
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Published: Anchor - May 1st, 1993

In the decade since it won the Booker Prize, Ben Okri's Famished Road has become a classic. Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children or Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, it combines brilliant narrative technique with a fresh vision to create an essential work of world literature.


Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735220188
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

One of TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize 

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award

The New York Times Bestseller

Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post


Love in Color: Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063078499
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Published: William Morrow - April 13th, 2021

“Perfection in short story form, I am in love with every single word Bolu Babalola has written. So rarely is love expressed this richly, this vividly, or this artfully.” —Candice Carty-Williams, international bestselling author of Queenie


The Gilded Ones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984848697
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Published: Delacorte Press - February 9th, 2021

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER! 

“Namina Forna Could Be The Toni Morrison Of YA Fantasy.” –Refinery 29 

“Fans of Children of Blood and Bone, Mulan, and the Dora Milaje from Black Panther are going to adore this one.” BuzzFeed


Secrets of Valhalla Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062010100
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Published: HarperCollins - May 16th, 2017

"Readers will clamor for more, especially those who loved Rick Riordan’s Norse-themed The Sword of Summer.” --ALA Booklist

Two friends awaken a world of myth and magic in this epic middle grade fantasy perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Anne Ursu.


Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316449052
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Published: Orbit - September 18th, 2018

Rosewater is the start of an award-winning trilogy set in Nigeria, by one of science fiction's most engaging voices.

*Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, winner
*Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel, winne
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Rosewater is a town on the edge.


The Rosewater Insurrection (The Wormwood Trilogy #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316449083
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Published: Orbit - March 12th, 2019

The Rosewater Insurrection continues the award-winning science fiction trilogy by one of science fiction's most engaging voices.

All is quiet in the city of Rosewater as it expands on the back of the gargantuan alien Wormwood.


The Rosewater Redemption (The Wormwood Trilogy #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316449090
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Published: Orbit - October 15th, 2019

The Rosewater Redemption is the powerful conclusion to the award-winning Wormdwood trilogy, by one of science fiction's most engaging voices.

Life in the newly independent city-state of Rosewater isn't everything its citizens were expecting.

The Mayor finds that debts incurred during the insurrection are coming back to haunt


Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534441606
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic


Black From the Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Writing Cover Image
By Stephanie Andrea Allen (Editor), Lauren Cherelle (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780578502137
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Published: Blf Press LLC - August 20th, 2019

Black From the Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Writing encompasses the broad spectrum of Black speculative writing, including science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and Afrofuturism, all by Black women writers.


Black Futures Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399181139
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Published: One World - December 1st, 2020

“A literary experience unlike any I’ve had in recent memory . . . a blueprint for this moment and the next, for where Black folks have been and where they might be going.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)

What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?