Wings of Ebony

J. Elle (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.39
Publisher
Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f
Publish Date
January 26, 2021
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.2 X 1.4 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781534470675

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About the Author

J. Elle is the author of the instant New York Times and Indie bestseller Wings of Ebony, a YA novel about a Black teen who must lean into her ancestor's magic to protect her inner-city community from drugs, violence, and crime. Ms. magazine calls it "the debut fantasy we need right now." Elle is a former educator and first-generation college student with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's in educational administration and human development. When she's not writing, Elle can be found mentoring aspiring writers, binging reality TV, loving on her three littles, or cooking up something true to her Louisiana roots.

Reviews

"To offer much more story would be to undermine the care with which Elle tells the story of a girl discovering the breadth of her power and the richness of her cultural heritage. But allegory abounds, touching on systemic racism, the destruction of communities, colonization and the ways -- good and bad -- our lives and actions are interconnected."--The Houston Chronicle
"The best fantasy novels invent alternate worlds in order to illuminate our own. Wings of Ebony is one of them--a bold, inventive, big-hearted and deeply perceptive vision of a Black girl's journey to reclaim her magic from forces determined to destroy her. The parallels to our current reality are unmistakable and the book brings us all a much-needed ray of hope." --Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also A Star
"Wings of Ebony is an intense, page-turner of a book about magic, sisterhood, community and family. Debut author J. Elle offers us a richly-wrought world, weaving together past and present with a rare blend of deft insight and keen humor that leaves the reader wanting more." --Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes
"There is little on earth more powerful than seeing a reflection of the self, not only as it is, but also as it COULD be. Wings of Ebony is a rooftop-shout of affirmation that black girls from ALL walks of life are magic." -- Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin.
"A remarkable, breathtaking, earthshaking, poetic thrillride bristling with magic, life, and so much love. Rue and her incredible adventures will change the world." --Daniel JosΓ© Older, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper
"A powerful, thoughtful, and masterful exploration of #BlackGirlMagic that enthralls you from the first page and refuses to let you go." --Alechia Dow, author of The Sound of Stars
"A heart-racing thrilling fantasy that sucks you in from the very first page. J. Elle has such a voracious voice and she's about to change the game!" --Tiffany D. Jackson, author of Grown and Monday's Not Coming
"J. Elle has crafted an unapologetic heroine determined to save her block from agents of stolen magic in this immersive hidden world. A thrilling and irresistible new saga about loyalty and lineage." -- Kim Johnson, author of This Is My America
"Debut author Elle's characters shine with determination and heart. The tough realities of living in an underserved community fortify Rue against great odds but also influence her reluctance to accept kindness and support. Rue grapples with her sense of community, family, and duty; despite the size of her foes and fears, she never stops fighting for justice. Heart-stopping action and intrigue from cover to cover." --Kirkus Reviews
"A riveting first installment in a duology that reminds us of the power of Afro-futurism and the Black fantastic...With Rue at their side, a new generation of readers will feel empowered to love the Houston of their minds and bring to life the worlds they imagine." --Texas Observer
'This is the debut fantasy we need right now!" --Ms. Magazine
"An ode to family, true belonging and magic. Highly recommended for all collections."--School Library Journal, starred review
"Full of grief, love, and vengeance, this poignant debut encourages readers to embrace the whole of their identities to overcome pain."--Publishers Weekly