Zahrah The Windseeker
Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu (A)
List Price: $8.99 (Paperback - Fantasy / Futuristic Africa / Friendship - 2008)
Description: In the Ooni Kingdom, children born dada with vines growing in their hairäóîare rumored to have special powers. Zahrah Tsami doesnäó»t know anything about that. She feels normal. Others think sheäó»s differentäóîthey fear her. Only Dari, her best friend, isnäó»t afraid of her. But then something begins to happenäóîsomething that definitely marks Zahrah as differentäóîand the only person she can tell is Dari. He pushes her to investigate, edging them both closer and closer to danger. Until Dariäó»s life is on the line. Only Zahrah can save him, but to do so sheäó»ll have to face her worst fears alone, including the very thing that makes her different. (320 pgs) Ages 10-12
Ashay says, "I am so glad that Nnedi is continuing to write great fantasy stories for our youth. What makes hers so different and interesting is the time and place (Futuristic Africa) and her leading black characters with special powers and a thirst for adventure. Everyone will find something about Zarah interesting and will want to read more. Buy it today for the classroom and library!"
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 7 inches
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces