Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.They killed my mother.They took our magic.They tried to bury us. Now we rise.Zelie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls.But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zelie without a mother and her people without hope.Now Zelie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zelie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orisha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zelie herself as she struggles to control her powers--and her growing feelings for an enemy."Twenty-four-year-old Tomi Adeyemi's YA debut is looking like a phenomenon." --Entertainment Weekly"The next big thing in literature and film."--Ebony"One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of the year. Aside from a compelling plot and a strong-willed heroine as the protagonist, the book deals with larger themes, like race and power, that are being discussed in real time."--Teen Vogue"A remarkable achievement."--Campus Lately"Tomi Adeyemi is about to take both the literature and film world by storm."--Jet
With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.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, 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 and her growing feelings for an enemy."A phenomenon." ―Entertainment Weekly“The epic I’ve been waiting for.” ―New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu “You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!” ―New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton“The next big thing in literature and film.” ―Ebony“One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear.” ―Teen VogueThis title has Common Core connections.#1 New York Times bestseller, March 14, 2018
"Meet Tomi Adeyemi--the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she's that good)." --Entertainment WeeklyAfter battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could've imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too. Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.Praise for Children of Blood and Bone "Poses thought-provoking questions about race, class and authority that hold up a warning mirror to our sharply divided society." -The New York Times"The next big thing in literature and film." --Ebony"A fast-paced, excellently crafted hero's journey...populated with compelling and nuanced black characters." -NPR"A debut novel that is nearly impossible to put down."-USA Today
FROM BEAN TO BAR - WHERE DOES YOUR CHOCOLATE COME FROM?Chocolate - the very word conjures up a hint of the forbidden and a taste of the decadent. Yet the story behind the chocolate bar is rarely one of luxury...From the thousands of children who work on plantations to the smallholders who harvest the beans, Chocolate Nations reveals the hard economic realities of our favorite sweet. This vivid and gripping exploration of the reasons behind farmer poverty includes the human stories of the producers and traders at the heart of the West African industry. Orla Ryan shows that only a tiny fraction of the cash we pay for a chocolate bar actually makes it back to the farmers, and sheds light on what Fair Trade really means on the ground.Provocative and eye-opening, Chocolate Nations exposes the true story of how the treat we love makes it on to our supermarket shelves.
~ A Flirty & Feisty Romance Novel ~“I find her impossible to forget…” ~ Terrence.“He gives me sleepless nights…” ~ Makayla.Against all odds, Terrence Parker has a relationship he says he is ‘happy’ about. Business is smooth-sailing. But a family Christmas holiday gets out of control when the unruly female pilot with smoky eyes, a wide smile and a figure that catches his breath sticks her mouth and presence in all the wrong places. Who the heck employed her and why can’t she follow his rules like everyone else?When Captain Makayla Black accepts to fly the private jet owned by the impossible, but ruggedly handsome Terrence Parker during the Christmas holiday, she only wants to earn her pay and return home in one piece. After she sets eyes on his tattoos and muscled physique, her heart beats faster than she can think. Will Terrence and Makayla deny their scorching attraction or will the magic of Christmas give them a new beginning? From the Author of “Shocking Affair” ~ A Sweet & Steamy Romance
Beautifully retold by the award-winning author Beverley Naidoo, this earliest-known version of Cinderella is brought to life for the modern day reader. Rhodopis is a Greek girl who is sold into slavery by bandits and taken to Egypt. Along the way she becomes friends with the storyteller Aesop and a host of playful animals. Her master gives her a pair of beautiful rose-red slippers, making three other servants jealous. But when Horus, the falcon, sweeps in to steal her slipper, Rhodopis has little idea that this act will lead her to the King of Egypt.
Congo Carnet de Voyage: Journal de bord avec guide pour enfants. Livre de suivis des enregistrements pour l’écriture…
Congo - Journal d'activités de vacances pour enfants - Guidé cahier pour l'écriture, le croquis, l'invite à la gratitude - Mémoire Carnet de souvenir pour filles et garçons112 pages avec de belles illustrationsSections quotidiennes pour enregistrer le lieu, la météo, les activités, les moments forts de la journée, les repas, l'ambiance, les souvenirs préférés, Ce qu’ils ont appris aujourd’hui, des choses pour lesquelles ils sont reconnaissantsSection pour dessiner ou mettre des autocollants6x9 pouces (presque DIN A5)Étude couverture souple poids léger, parfait pour transporterGarde votre fille occupé dans la voiture, voiture camping, train, avoin ou pendant les moments d'attentes.et fait de leurs vacances en pologne, de leurs voyages en ville ou de ses camps d'été une expérience éducative. Les jolis griffonnages de vacances inspirent les enfants à la créativé et réalisent leurs propres dessins dans la section des croquis.Souvenir génial pour les enfants. Un jour, dans un avenir lointain, ils pourraient le montrer à leurs propres enfants, souvenirs précieux.Idée belle parfait de cadeau d'anniversaire, cadeau souvenir ou pré-voyage pour tout enfant - filles, fils, petits-enfants, amis enfants.
Cap septentrional de l’Afrique Noire entre deux océans océan liquide, l’Atlantique, océan de sable, le Sahara le Sénégal, s’il n’a pas de très anciens souvenirs historiques comme nos vieux pays d’Europe, possède, en revanche, un folklore bien vivant. Les conteurs y possèdent toujours les clés d’un monde merveilleux et magique et leurs auditeurs les y suivent sans effort, avec un plaisir spontané. Leuk-le-Lièvre, roi des astucieux et prince des farceurs, et Bouki l’Hyène, sa victime préférée, sont les deux vedettes de ces contes sénégalais. Mais vous ferez bien d’autres connaissances au cours de ces pages : voici Petit Gouné, fils des lions, Hodiok l’Écureuil, Tioker-la-Perdrix, croqueuse de crabes, Golo le Singe, le père Hippopotame et tant d’autres pittoresques figures animales... Et ce n’est pas tout ! Seydou vous attend avec son tam-tam, Samba avec sa sagaie, et Issa, l’admirable Issa-longues-jambes, avec ses trois calebasses. Telles sont les histoires naïves et savoureuses qui se racontent au pays des fromagers qui parlent et des baobabs magiques !
“The greatest novel to emerge out of the tragedy of South Africa, and one of the best novels of our time.” —The New Republic “A beautiful novel…its writing is so fresh, its projection of character so immediate and full, its events so compelling, and its understanding so compassionate that to read the book is to share intimately, even to the point of catharsis, in the grave human experience.” —The New York Times An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, was an immediate worldwide bestseller when it was published in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty. Cry, the Beloved Country, is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man.
A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel—an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics—their passion for the same woman—that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him—nearly destroying him—Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him.An unforgettable journey into one man’s remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others.
Nigerian God-Punk - a powerful and atmospheric urban fantasy set in Lagos.LAGOS WILL NOT BE DESTROYED The gods have fallen to earth in their thousands, and chaos reigns. Though broken and leaderless, the city endures. David Mogo, demigod and godhunter, has one task: capture two of the most powerful gods in the city and deliver them to the wizard gangster Lukmon Ajala. No problem, right?