Onyeka Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tola Okogwu
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 caught up in an epic battle . . . one that puts the future of all Solari at risk. Praise for Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun: 'Brilliant characters, action-packed plot, heartfelt themes of identity, family and friendship. A DAZZLING story about finding your power.' Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs 'An incredible story that reinvents the concept of a school for magical kids. So inspiring and creatively original.' L. D. Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency 'Fast-paced, action-packed and empowering. Tola Okogwu's storytelling shines so bright you'll want the next instalment immediately.' A. F. Steadman, author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief 'A rich and gripping story of discovering that your greatest power can come from within. I loved it!' Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy 'Perfectly drawn characters, heart-stopping action and a powerful journey of self-discovery.
100% unmissable!' Aisling Fowler, author of Fireborn 'Onyeka is a truly memorable protagonist.' Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe 'Onyeka shines in an unputdownable story about reclaiming identity and owning your power.' Andy Sagar, author of Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup b-w chapter opening illustrations