I have always been drawn to tales of outsiders and this is a story that any outsider will love. In the world Okorafor creates being different means being powerful. Wisdom is also highly valued: when you learn something chittim, the Leopard People currency, rains down from the sky. That means the most powerful Leopard Person in town is the head librarian--what's not to love about that? Fans of fantasy who are looking for something beyond the usual fare will delight in this unique world of imagination and magic.
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Tags: Adventure, Fantasy, People of Color