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 Root Magic

Root Magic


&;A poignant, necessary entry into the children&;s literary canon, Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans. Add in a fun, magical adventure and you get everything I want in a book!&;&;Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread NationDebut author Eden Royce arrives with a wondrous story of love, bravery, friendship, and family, filled to the brim with magic great and small. It&;s 1963, and things are changing for Jezebel Turner. Her beloved grandmother has just passed away. The local police deputy won&;t stop harassing her family. With school integration arriving in South Carolina, Jez and her twin brother, Jay, are about to begin the school year with a bunch of new kids. But the biggest change comes when Jez and Jay turn eleven&; and their uncle, Doc, tells them he&;s going to train them in rootwork.Jez and Jay have always been fascinated by the African American folk magic that has been the legacy of their family for generations&;especially the curious potions and powders Doc and Gran would make for the people on their island. But Jez soon finds out that her family&;s true power goes far beyond small charms and elixirs&;and not a moment too soon. Because when evil both natural and supernatural comes to show itself in town, it&;s going to take every bit of the magic she has inside her to see her through.

Book Details




Jan 05, 2021





Age Level

Children's - Grade 3-4, Age 8-9