Book Rave Contender 2012: Akata Witch

A young girl born in America but living in Nigeria comes to grips with her identity…and her strange magical powers. Is this unique African-centered modern fantasy a raver? Comment on this post!

The Blurb:

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits. And then she discovers something amazing – she is a “free agent,” with latent magical power. Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?