Children of Blood and Bone

by Tomi Adeyemi

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Awesome powers are awakened when a West-African girl, the last holder of a mysterious lineage, rises to defeat an evil monarch—and bring magic back to her land!

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#1 New York Times Bestseller, Suspense-Filled Epic Adventure, Exploring West-African Myth & Culture

Topics and Themes:
Orisha & Yoruba Tradition, Monarchy, Magic & Danger, Revolt & Rebellion, Common Core Connections
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They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, the maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers!
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Product Details

    • Grades: 7 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9 1/2" x 1 3/4"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-250-17097-2