Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I loved this inspiring story of a boy who is trying to avenge his father’s murder. My heart broke for him throughout the tale as he tried to navigate his new powers, and distinguishing right from wrong while utilizing these powers. I will definitely be reading this book to my kiddos, and highly recommend it to anyone young or old.
Nnamdi's father was a good chief of police, perhaps the best Kalaria had ever had. He was determined to root out the criminals that had invaded the town. But then he was murdered, and most people believed the Chief of Chiefs, most powerful of the criminals, was responsible. Nnamdi has vowed to avenge his father, but he wonders what a twelve-year-old boy can do. Until a mysterious nighttime meeting, the gift of a magical object that enables super powers, and a charge to use those powers for good changes his life forever. How can he fulfill his mission? How will he learn to control his newfound powers?