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by | Read by Soneela Nankani

Children Ages 10+ • 12.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Narrator Soneela Nankani suffuses tween warrior Serwa Boateng with strength and passion. Serwa has spent her life training with her parents to fight deadly "adze," fierce vampires that first appear as fireflies. But the adults' latest mission is too dangerous, so she goes to stay with her aunt and cousin, where she is forced to face her most daunting foe: middle school. As Serwa goes up against racist teachers and mean girls, Nankani leans into her angst and pain. When an adze appears at school, Serwa pulls together a team of unlikely allies, who are given distinct tween character voices by Nankani. She perfectly nails the frenzy of battle and terms from Ghanaian folklore. Depictions of historical injustice and daily microaggressions lace the fantasy with real-life evils. S.T.C. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2022]

Digital Download • Disney Hyperion • 2022

DD ISBN $19.60

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