Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

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Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun is an amazing book. It starts off with a young girl named Onyeka. She and her mom moved to America from Nigeria when they found out that her father had gone missing. Now she only has one friend, who is named Cheyenne. Onyeka has always been the weird one out because of her hair, but Cheyenne is good to her anyway.

When her friend Cheyenne starts drowning in the pool, Onyeka naturally goes to save her only friend. As she drags Cheyyenne to the surface, she starts drowning, until her hair magically forms a protective bubble around her! When Onyeka confronts her mom about what happened, she discovers a deep secret about herself and her father.

Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun was super interesting. While it is not quite for my particular age group or grade level, it would be great for children ages six to ten years old. Onyeka is truly Black girl magic! Buy the book and discover the dark secret about Onyeka and her father.

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Author Tolá Okogwu
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publish Date 14-Jun-2022
ISBN 9781665912617
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Issue July 2022
Category Tweens