In this collection of Jemisin’s evocative short fiction, she examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and drawing deft parallels in the fantasy realms of her imagination.
Bolu Babalola rewrites beautiful love stories from history and mythology, focusing on the magical folktales of West Africa, iconic Greek myths, ancient legends from the Middle East, and stories from countries that no longer exist in our world.
Eshe and her twelve sisters are Fairy Godmothers who have incredible gifts they can bestow. Eshe can even glimpse into the future! One day, Eshe sees a terrifying future where the world is covered in creeping vines. At the centre of it all, there’s a girl covered in thorns. Eshe knows she needs to stop her vision becoming true, and that she won't be able to do it alone.
Packed with inspiring stories from Marcus Rashford's own life, brilliant advice, and top-tips from social justice educator Shannon Weber, the book will show you that you don't have to be an international footballer to make a difference – even the smallest changes can have the biggest impact.
Malorie Blackman OBE is one of Britain's best loved authors. For over three decades, her books have inspired generations of young people.
Just Sayin’ tells the story of Blackman’s life in south London. It follows her time as the daughter of parents who were part of the Windrush Generation, and her journey from a childhood surrounded by words to the children's laureateship.
Between the World and Me is a beautifully crafted personal narrative and reimagined history shared in the form of Coates’ letter to his teenage son. Coates weaves an account of the American Civil War battlefields, mothers whose children were taken as American plunder, and his life in childhood home.
Octavia E. Butler
Shori is a young, amnesiac girl who discovers she’s a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. This shocking realisation forces her into a quest to learn all she can about her old life and how to outrun those who want to destroy her and her loved ones.
Marion has been raised in poverty, where she has no hope of escape until she spots an advert seeking a 'bloodmaid'. Soon she finds herself employed at the infamously luxurious House of Hunger, where wealthy nobles consume the blood of those in their service. Marion is devoured by a world of dark debauchery and quickly realises she'll need to learn the rules of her new home, or it will soon become her grave.
Reeling from her mother’s unexpected death, Jess meets the mysterious Alex as she empties her childhood home. Together the pair become custodians of The Museum of Ordinary People, a fascinating archive of letters, photographs, curios and collections.
As they begin to learn more about the curiosities, they uncover stories that span generations and continents, as well as hidden secrets that lie much closer to home.
On an unremarkable Saturday in 1982, two brown girls, who both dream of being dancers, meet. Only one has talent. The other has ideas and she’s been taught her future is her own to decide.
Their close but complicated childhood friendship ends abruptly in their early twenties as their paths diverge. While their lives have taken different trajectories, they never dance out of each other's lives completely.