Years ago when magic was drained from the kingdom of Orisha, the maji were killed and their children relegated to lives of oppression. But a relic has the power to restore magic to its rightful wielders, if only it can reach all the maji before their enemies find it and destroy their hopes for good.
When the school’s musical director takes an inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz, long-held prejudices arise to create chaos in Louise Wolfe’s mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. Meanwhile, her relationship with Joey is heating up, but she has learned from experience that “dating while Native” can be hard, even in the best of times.
These dark yet funny stories are connected to Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, but even readers unfamiliar with her other books will be enchanted by these eerie, magical tales. These are the stories that the Grishaverse characters might have grown up hearing; each one offers a lesson and echoes of fairy tales that readers might already know.
Shawn is dead, and his kid brother Will takes his gun, intending to follow Rule #3: Kill the person who killed him. But as Will rides the elevator down to the street, he is confronted by ghosts of his past each time the doors open, forcing him to question his plans. This powerful novel in verse takes place in just 60 seconds as the elevator descends.
Sixteen-year-old Bri dreams of becoming a rapper like her father was and getting a big record deal so her family won’t have to worry about paying the bills. When an encounter with security guards at her school ends in violence, Bri records her feelings in a song that quickly becomes a hit in the neighborhood, but discovers that big dreams have big repercussions.
In this modern telling of Pride and Prejudice, fiery Zuri Benitez instantly hates the wealthy Darcy family that moves in across the street, a dreaded sign of the neighborhood’s gentrification. But as Zuri worries about her family’s future and her own college dreams, she’s getting to know handsome Darius Darcy, who may not be as big a snob as she thought.
Noah and his best friend Walt are just trying to get ahead in high school, struggling to make sense of love and friendship. Will Noah get the girl of his dreams? Will Walt make the baseball team? And are the American flags that someone is putting up all over town just a prank, a peaceful protest, or something much more serious?
Lara Jean says goodbye to her crushes by writing them letters, which she seals in envelopes, addresses, and hides away forever. When the letters somehow get mailed, Lara Jean desperately agrees to a fake relationship with one letter recipient to prove that she’s over another - and then it gets complicated! Read the book, then check out the Netflix movie.