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Akata Witch by
Call Number: YA Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi
Publication Date: 2011
Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.
E. X. O. : Part one, The legend of Wale Williams by
Call Number: YA Graphic E.X.O. v. 1
Publication Date: 2015
A superhero story about redemption, set in a futuristic 2025 Africa! Wale Wiliams, an impetuous young man who inherits a suit with super powers after his father goes missing is tricked into returning home to Lagoon City, Nigeria following a five year absence. Wale embarks on a journey to investigate his father's mysterious disappearance. As he comes to understand the suit's powers, Wale realizes he must restore hope to his city by preventing catastrophic attacks from the sociopathic Oniku, the leader of an extremist group called the CREED.
Web of Lies by
Call Number: YA Naidoo, Beverley
Publication Date: 2006
When Nigerian refugee Femi becomes involved with a dangerous gang, he finds himself lying to his family and in danger of legal trouble that could ruin their chances of gaining asylum in England.
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Library Programs for Teens
In celebration of traveling to new lands, teens 12-18 can create art from old maps. Come to the Central Branch on 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18th to make silhouette art using maps!
Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21st: Sincerely, The Invisible Girl by Antonia Harris - Discuss the book with the author during a live podcast!
Create identity boards at the Zachary Branch at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2nd!
Esperanza Rising by
Call Number: YA Ryan, Pam
Publication Date: 2002
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
Call Number: YA Bio S127
Publication Date: 2018
In San Jose, California, in the 1990s, teenaged Sara keeps a diary of life as an Iranian American and her discovery that she and her family entered as undocumented immigrants.