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Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

by Tola Okogwu - £7.99  Simon & Schuster Ltd (2022)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781398505087 | ISBN 10: 1398505080

Black Panther meets Percy Jackson in this action-packed and empowering middle-grade superhero series about a British-Nigerian girl who learns that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers. Soon to be a feature film with a major streamer!
 
I close my eyes, trying to push the power bubbling in me back down... Hairbands snap as my hair shoots out like superfine arrows, tearing through everything in its path.
 
Onyeka has a lot of hair – the kind that makes strangers stop in the street. She’s always felt insecure about her vibrant curls, until she makes an important discovery: she can control her hair with her mind!
 
Her mother quickly whisks her off to the Academy of the Sun, a school in Nigeria where Solari – children with superpowers – are trained. But Onyeka and her new friends at the Academy soon have to put their powers to the test as they find themselves caught up in an epic battle... one that puts the future of all Solari at risk.
 
Recommended for readers aged 8+

(Price & availability last checked: June 2022)

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