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Root Magic

Published by Walden Pond Press
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“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.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780062899576
Publication Date:
January 5, 2021
Word Count:
78787
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2020947638
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
1240386669
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0062899570
ATOS® Book Level:
4.6
Accelerated Reader® Points:
12.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
510308
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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