Saturday, February 8, 2020

Middle Grade fantasy titles that feature characters of color

Marti Dumas is a mom, teacher and writer from New Orleans. She is best known for her Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest, series.

Her latest books, Jupiter Storm and The Little Human are middle-grade fantasies being heralded for their skillful combination of science, family, and magic.

For EmbraceRace, Dumas tagged more than ten Middle Grade fantasy fiction titles that feature characters of color, including:
The Black God’s Drums
by P. Djèli Clark*

In an alternate New Orleans of orisha and airships, a wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air—in particular, by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber. Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie’s trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God’s Drums.
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--Marshal Zeringue