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Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

Written by Tolá Okogwu

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Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun Synopsis

Black Panther meets Percy Jackson in this action-packed and empowering middle-grade 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 . . .

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ISBN: 9781398505087
Publication date: 09/06/2022
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781398505087
Publication date: 9th June 2022
Author: Tolá Okogwu
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories
Collections: 2022 Book Preview: Must Read Books To Look Forward To,

About Tolá Okogwu

Tola Okogwu is a journalist, author and Hair Care Educator. She has written for multiple publications, including Black Ballad, Metro UK, Huffington Post and Refinery29. Born in Lagos, Nigeria but raised in London, England, she now lives in Kent and writes children's books, including the Daddy Do My Hair series and, under the pen name Lola Morayo, the Aziza's Secret Fairy Door series.

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