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Wings of Ebony



by
J. Elle

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Simon & Schuster BFYR / Denene
ISBN
9781534470675
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Language: Strong Language , Violence: General
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“Make a way out of no way” is just the way of life for Rue. But when her mother is shot dead on her doorstep, life for her and her younger sister changes forever. Rue's taken from her neighborhood by the father she never knew, forced to leave her little sister behind, and whisked away to Ghazan—a hidden island of magic wielders.

Rue is the only half-god, half-human there, where leaders protect their magical powers at all costs and thrive on human suffering. Miserable and desperate to see her sister on the anniversary of their mother’s death, Rue breaks Ghazan’s sacred Do Not Leave Law and returns to Houston, only to discover that Black kids are being forced into crime and violence. And her sister, Tasha, is in danger of falling sway to the very forces that claimed their mother’s life.

Worse still, evidence mounts that the evil plaguing East Row is the same one that lurks in Ghazan—an evil that will stop at nothing until it has stolen everything from her and everyone she loves. Rue must embrace her true identity and wield the full magnitude of her ancestors’ power to save her neighborhood before the gods burn it to the ground.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Violence: General

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

368

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2021

Book Genres

Fantasy, Magic

Topics

Magic. Fathers and daughters. Gods. Sisters. Good and evil. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up–Seventeen-year-old Rue’s life was forever changed the day her mother was shot and killed before her eyes. In what feels like an instant, she is whisked away from her half-sister Tasha to live with her previously absent father in Ghizon—a world filled with magic wielders because oh, she’s half-god and magic is real. Thrust into a new world with new powers, Rue begins her training. She’s the only Black girl in a world filled with grey folk. Missing her sister, Rue returns to Houston on the anniversary of their mother’s death, where she finds herself in a battle to keep her sister safe and save both of her worlds from the evils trying to destroy them. This high-stakes debut is #BlackGirlMagic at its most earnest, teaching readers that strength is nothing to apologize for. VERDICT An ode to family, true belonging, and magic. Highly recommended for all collections.–India Winslow, formerly at Cary Memorial Lib., Lexington, MA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up–Seventeen-year-old Rue’s life was forever changed the day her mother was shot and killed before her eyes. In what feels like an instant, she is whisked away from her half-sister Tasha to live with her previously absent father in Ghizon—a world filled with magic wielders because oh, she’s half-god and magic is real. Thrust into a new world with new powers, Rue begins her training. She’s the only Black girl in a world filled with grey folk. Missing her sister, Rue returns to Houston on the anniversary of their mother’s death, where she finds herself in a battle to keep her sister safe and save both of her worlds from the evils trying to destroy them. This high-stakes debut is #BlackGirlMagic at its most earnest, teaching readers that strength is nothing to apologize for. VERDICT An ode to family, true belonging, and magic. Highly recommended for all collections.–India Winslow, formerly at Cary Memorial Lib., Lexington, MA

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