Wings of Ebony

S. & S./Denene Millner. Feb. 2021. 368p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781534470675.
Gr 9 Up–Seventeen-year-old Rue’s life was forever changed the day her mother was shot and killed before her eyes. In what feels like an instant, she is whisked away from her half-sister Tasha to live with her previously absent father in Ghizon—a world filled with magic wielders because oh, she’s half-god and magic is real. Thrust into a new world with new powers, Rue begins her training. She’s the only Black girl in a world filled with grey folk. Missing her sister, Rue returns to Houston on the anniversary of their mother’s death, where she finds herself in a battle to keep her sister safe and save both of her worlds from the evils trying to destroy them. This high-stakes debut is #BlackGirlMagic at its most earnest, teaching readers that strength is nothing to apologize for.
VERDICT An ode to family, true belonging, and magic. Highly recommended for all collections.

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