Wings of Ebony

J. Elle (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.98  $18.38
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 | 1.14 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781534470675
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About the Author

J. Elle was born in Houston, Texas, and is a first-generation college student with a bachelor's in journalism and MA in educational administration and human development. An advocate for marginalized voices in both publishing and her community, J. Elle's passion for empowering youth dates back to her first career in education. She's worked as a preschool director, middle school teacher, and high school creative writing mentor. In her spare time, she volunteers at an alternative school, provides feedback for aspiring writers, loves on her three littles, and cooks up dishes true to her Texas and Louisiana roots. Wings of Ebony is her first novel.

Reviews

"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