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Zahrah the Windseeker: 13 year old girl in plant-based SFF adventure

Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor is both a story about a girl rescuing a boy, and a girl growing into her own strength, both of which are themes I enjoy. Zahrah’s story is pretty linear, straightforward, and in some ways predictable, so … Continue reading

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Sorcerer to the Crown: fantasy set in 1800’s England with Leads of Color

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho imagines a similar type of magical Britain as Harry Potter, with the competing factions, magician guild meetings where nobody believes the hero, and political intrigue, except this book focuses on adults of color in … Continue reading

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Tzuriel ben Kofi, dealer of musical wares (and friendly teddy bear)

Tzuriel, the traveling musical instrument salesman from A Harvest of Ripe Figs. His shop is full of goodies from all over the world, including some he built himself. He can play everything in the shop, at least rudimentarily, but his … Continue reading

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