Your search returned 14 results in the Theme: magical realism.

Book cover of ASHA & THE SPIRIT BIRD
ASHA & THE SPIRIT BIRD
By: jasbinder bilan | Published: June 2020

In contemporary India, 12-year-old Asha will journey across the dangerous Himalayas to find her missing father and save her family's home -- guided...

In contemporary India, 12-year-old Asha will journey across the dangerous Himalayas to find her missing father and save her family's home -- guided by a mythical bird and a green-eyed tiger who she believes to be the spirits of her ancestors. This is an incredibly unique debut about loss, family, buried treasure, and hope. Asha lives on a family farm with her mother in rural India in the foothills of the Himalayas. Life would be perfect if her father were with them instead of working at the factory in the faraway city. But she knows they wouldn't be able to afford their home without the money he sends home. When four months go by without a single letter, a ruthless debt collector arrives with a warning, and soon the entire world that Asha has known is threatened. Determined to save her home, Asha and her best friend must swallow their fears and set out on a dangerous journey across the Himalayas to find her father. As desperation turns to peril, Asha will face law enforcement, natural disaster, and the wild dangers of the Himalayas. But with a majestic bird and a green-eyed tiger as her guides, who she believes to be the spirits of her ancestors, she's determined to keep faith in order to save her family.

Theme: Diversity, Magical Realism

  • ISBN
    9781338571059
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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BLACK GIRL UNLIMITED
By: echo brown | Published: January 2022

Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . ....

Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . . everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor. Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she's worked for. Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited is a transcendent coming-of-age story.

Theme: Poverty, Prejudice & Racism, Magical Realism

  • ISBN
    9781250763549
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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CHILDREN OF THE QUICKSANDS
By: efua traore | Published: July 2022

A richly imagined magical adventure set in West Africa by a prize-winning new voice in children's writing, Children of the Quicksands introduces...

A richly imagined magical adventure set in West Africa by a prize-winning new voice in children's writing, Children of the Quicksands introduces readers to Yoruba myths and legends while showcasing the wealth of culture, traditions, adventure, joy, pride, and love found in Nigeria. In a remote Nigerian village, thirteen-year-old Simi is desperate to uncover a family secret. Ajao is nothing like Lagos -- no cells phones, no running water or electricity. Not a single human-made sound can be heard at night, just the noise of birds and animals rustling in the dark forest outside. Her witchlike grandmother dispenses advice and herbal medicine to the village, but she's tight lipped about their family history. Something must have happened, but what? Determined to find out, Simi disobeys her grandmother and goes exploring only to find herself sinking in the red quicksand of a forbidden lake and into the strange parallel world that lies beneath. It must have been a dream... right? Wrong. Something isn't right. Children are disappearing and it's up to Simi to discover the truth.

Theme: Magical Realism, Nigeria

  • ISBN
    9781338781922
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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EACH OF US A DESERT
By: mark oshiro | Published: September 2020

Xochitl is destined to wander the desert alone, speaking her troubled village's stories into its arid winds. Her only companions are the blessed...

Xochitl is destined to wander the desert alone, speaking her troubled village's stories into its arid winds. Her only companions are the blessed stars above and enigmatic lines of poetry magically strewn across dusty dunes. Her one desire: to share her heart with a kindred spirit. One night, Xo's wish is granted--in the form of Emilia, the cold and beautiful daughter of the town's murderous conqueror. But when the two set out on a magical journey across the desert, they find their hearts could be a match... if only they can survive the nightmare-like terrors that arise when the sun goes down.

Theme: Magical Realism

  • ISBN
    9781250169211
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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IF THESE WINGS COULD FLY
By: kyrie mccauley | Published: August 2021

Perfect for fans of Laura Ruby, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Mindy McGinnis, Kyrie McCauley's stunning YA debut is a powerful story about the haunting...

Perfect for fans of Laura Ruby, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Mindy McGinnis, Kyrie McCauley's stunning YA debut is a powerful story about the haunting specter of domestic violence and the rebellious forces of sisterhood and first love. Winner of the William C. Morris Award! Tens of thousands of crows invading Auburn, Pennsylvania, is a problem for everyone in town except seventeen-year-old Leighton Barnes. For Leighton, it's no stranger than her house, which inexplicably repairs itself every time her father loses his temper and breaks things. Leighton doesn't have time for the crows--it's her senior year, and acceptance to her dream college is finally within reach. But grabbing that lifeline means abandoning her sisters, a choice she's not ready to face. With her father's rage worsening and the town in chaos over the crows, Leighton allows herself a chance at happiness with Liam, her charming classmate, even though falling in love feels like a revolutionary act. Balancing school, dating, and survival under the shadow of sixty thousand feathered wings starts to feel almost comfortable, but Leighton knows that this fragile equilibrium can only last so long before it shatters.

Theme: Magical Realism, SIBLINGS, Abuse

  • ISBN
    9780062885036
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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LOTERIA
By: karla valenti | Published: September 2021

The turn of a card could change your destiny in this captivating middle grade adventure based on the Loteria card game. While searching for her...

The turn of a card could change your destiny in this captivating middle grade adventure based on the Loteria card game. While searching for her missing cousin, a young girl is transported to a mythical kingdom, becoming entangled in a perilous game of chance.

Theme: #OwnVoices, Hispanic, Magical Realism

  • ISBN
    9780593176962
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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MIRROR SEASON
By: anna-marie mclemore | Published: March 2022

When two teens discover that they were both sexually assaulted at the same party, they develop a cautious friendship through her family’s...

When two teens discover that they were both sexually assaulted at the same party, they develop a cautious friendship through her family’s possibly-magical pastelería, his secret forest of otherworldly trees, and the swallows returning to their hometown.

Theme: Romance, Magical Realism

  • ISBN
    9781250821171
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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NOW & WHEN
By: sara wealer | Published: July 2020

To the shock of high school student Skyler Finch, her romantic future, as revealed by a mysterious website, lies with the arrogant and annoying...

To the shock of high school student Skyler Finch, her romantic future, as revealed by a mysterious website, lies with the arrogant and annoying Truman Alexander.

Theme: Magical Realism

  • ISBN
    9781984896247
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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PET
By: akwaeke emezi | Published: January 2021

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER "[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut. . . . Pet is a nesting doll of creative...

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER "[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut. . . . Pet is a nesting doll of creative possibilities." -The New York Times The highly-anticipated, genre-defying new novel by award-winning author Akwaeke Emezi that explores themes of identity and justice. Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look? There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother's paintings and a drop of Jam's blood, she must reconsider what she's been told. Pet has come to hunt a monster, and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house. Jam must fight not only to protect her best friend, but also to uncover the truth, and the answer to the question--How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist? Acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi makes their riveting and timely young adult debut with a book that asks difficult questions about what choices you can make when the society around you is in denial. "Like [Madeleine] L'Engle, Akwaeke Emezi asks questions of good and evil and agency, all wrapped up in the terrifying and glorious spectacle of fantastical theology." -NPR

Theme: Magical Realism, EDGY

  • ISBN
    9780593175446
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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RED HOOD
By: elana arnold | Published: August 2021

A dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power--and one girl's journey to regain it. Five starred reviews greeted...

A dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power--and one girl's journey to regain it. Five starred reviews greeted this powerful story from Elana K. Arnold, author of the Printz Honor winner Damsel. You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked. And the wolf is angry. Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She's kept mostly to herself. She's been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou's past, and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods--frightened, but not alone.

Theme: Magical Realism, Abuse

  • ISBN
    9780062742360
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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RED SCARE
By: liam walsh | Published: April 2022

A page-turning adventure featuring a clever 11-year-old girl who must, against all odds, protect her family and town during the height of the...

A page-turning adventure featuring a clever 11-year-old girl who must, against all odds, protect her family and town during the height of the communist red scare. In the aftermath of the Korean War, Peggy's small hometown is rife with anti-Communist hysteria. But Peggy has bigger problems: She's struggling to recover from polio. Taunted by her classmates, Peggy just wants to be left alone, but then she stumbles across a mysterious object that gives her the power to fly. Unscrupulous operatives from the American and Soviet governments seek the object to overturn the tense political stalemate, and Peggy finds herself smack in the middle of the Cold War arms race.

Theme: Magical Realism

  • ISBN
    9781338167085
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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RED SCARE
By: liam walsh | Published: April 2022

A page-turning adventure featuring a clever 11-year-old girl who must, against all odds, protect her family and town during the height of the...

A page-turning adventure featuring a clever 11-year-old girl who must, against all odds, protect her family and town during the height of the communist red scare. It's 1953 and America is on edge with rumors of Communist spies undermining the country. Peggy's small hometown is fearful of the red scare, too. But Peggy has her own problems: She's struggling to recover from polio. Taunted by her classmates, Peggy just wants to be left alone, but then she accidentally finds a mysterious artifact that gives her the power to fly. Unscrupulous FBI agents also want the artifact, and suddenly Peggy finds herself smack in the middle of the Cold War arms race between Communist Russia and the United States!

Theme: Magical Realism

  • ISBN
    9781338167092
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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SING ME FORGOTTEN
By: jessica olson | Published: February 2022

Isda should have died. Cast into a well for being one of the magical few who can manipulate memories when people sing, she was rescued by the local...

Isda should have died. Cast into a well for being one of the magical few who can manipulate memories when people sing, she was rescued by the local opera house's owner. All he asks in exchange for keeping her safe is that she use her power to keep his customers happy...and that she stay out of sight. Then Isda meets Emeric Rodin, and she finds in his memories hints of a way to break free of her gilded prison. Haunted by this possibility, she searches his mind for the answers she's craved her whole life. But even as she struggles with growing feelings for Emeric, she learns that in order to take charge of her own destiny, she must become what the world always feared she would be--a monster. "Lush and lavish, Sing Me Forgotten hit all the right notes." --Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows "A deliciously magical feminist twist on the beloved classic The Phantom of the Opera." --Kester Grant, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Court of Miracles

Theme: Fantasy, Gender Identity, Magical Realism

  • ISBN
    9781335426260
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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THINGS SHE'S SEEN
By: ambelin kwaymullina | Published: May 2019

This brilliantly written thriller explores the lives--and deaths--of two girls, and what they will do to win justice. Sure to be one of the most...

This brilliantly written thriller explores the lives--and deaths--of two girls, and what they will do to win justice. Sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year! Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died. Her dad is drowning in grief. He's also the only one who has been able to see and hear her since the accident. But now she's got a mystery to solve, a mystery that will hopefully remind her detective father that he needs to reconnect with the living. The case takes them to a remote Australian town, where there's been a suspicious fire. All that remains are an unidentifiable body and an unreliable witness found wandering nearby. This witness speaks in riddles. Isobel Catching has a story to tell, and it's a tale to haunt your dreams--but does it even connect to the case at hand? As Beth and her father unravel the mystery, they find a shocking and heartbreaking story lurking beneath the surface of a small town.

Theme: Mystery, Death & Grieving , Diversity, Magical Realism

  • ISBN
    9781984848789
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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