I must share, one of my sister's students RAVED about Akata Witch, written by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu,, that's how much the tween loved it!! And it's another AR book too!.
"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. 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?"
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