Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)Tola Okogwu (author)
A debut children's novel packed full of memorable characters, Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun is the effervescent story of a British-Nigerian girl who discovers her curls have psychokinetic abilities and the thrilling adventures she undertakes with her new-found superhero friends.
Shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2023 Children's Fiction Book of the Year
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Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for June 2022
Longlisted for The Jhalak Children's & Young Adults Prize 2023
Black Panther meets Percy Jackson in this action-packed and empowering middle-grade superhero series about a British-Nigerian girl who learns that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers.
I close my eyes, trying to push the power bubbling in me back down... Hairbands snap as my hair shoots out like superfine arrows, tearing through everything in its path.
Onyeka has a lot of hair - the kind that makes strangers stop in the street. She's always felt insecure about her vibrant curls, until she makes an important discovery: she can control her hair with her mind!
Her mother quickly whisks her off to the Academy of the Sun, a school in Nigeria where Solari - children with superpowers - are trained. But Onyeka and her new friends at the Academy soon have to put their powers to the test as they find themselves embroiled in a momentous battle between truth and lies...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 19 mm
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“X-men for a new generation”
What an amazing book! Onyeka has battled with her hair for her whole childhood. Now she is about to learn it is her greatest strength. Set in London and Nigeria this story is packed with friendship, humour and adventure. More
Tola Okogwu has masterfully reinvented the magic school for children! It's vibrant, fun, original, and most importantly, somewhere I want to visit! My favourite thing about this book was its unapologetic... More
“A charming adventure!”
An empowering and fast-paced adventure, ONYEKA AND THE ACADEMY OF THE SUN is a book of self-acceptance of superheroic proportions. The titular Onyeka is a young British-Nigerian girl that has always had a hard time... More
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