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By: Nnedi Okorafor

Nnamdi’s father was a good chief of police, perhaps the best Kalaria had ever had. He was determined to root out the criminals that had invaded the town. But then he was murdered, and most people believed the Chief of Chiefs, most powerful of the criminals, was responsible. Nnamdi has vowed to avenge his father, but he wonders what a twelve-year-old boy can do. Until a mysterious nighttime meeting, the gift of a magical object that enables super powers, and a charge to use those powers for good changes his life forever. How can he fulfill his mission? How will he learn to control his newfound powers?

Award-winning Nnedi Okorafor, acclaimed for her Akata novels, introduces a new and engaging hero in her first novel for middle grade readers set against a richly textured background of contemporary Nigeria.

ISBN: 9780593113523

JLG Release: Nov 2020

Sensitive Areas: Violence: General, Language: Mild Language, Language: Infrequent Use
Topics: Superheroes , Magic , Criminals , Black people , Nigeria , Fantasy and magic , Legends, myths, and fables

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Fantasy/Science Fiction Middle Plus

Grades 5-8

14 titles/year


Book Details



First Release

November 2020



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 4.6; Points: 7;

Scholastic Reading Counts





Print Book


Hardcover edition



Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence: General, Language: Mild Language, Language: Infrequent Use


Superheroes, Magic, Criminals, Black people, Nigeria, Fantasy and magic, Legends, myths, and fables,

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Book Genres

Fantasy, Magic

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