Daughters of Oduma


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$19.99  $18.59
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
5.7 X 7.8 X 1.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Moses Ose Utomi is a Nigerian American fantasy writer, martial artist, and nomad currently based out of Honolulu, Hawaii. He has an MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and has had work published with Tor and Fantasy Magazine, among others. When he isn't reading or writing, he's indulging his restlessness by traveling about, making progress on his martial arts journey, or doing karaoke--with or without a backing track. Visit him on Instagram @ProfSeaquill and TikTok @MosesOseUtomi.


"Mud Fam's underdog status and Dirt's journey are easy to root for. The immersive worldbuilding paints a picture of a community with a compelling social structure and lore, populated by Black girls who glory in their strength and large size. The fluid dialogue is written in an expressive pidgin. A vividly realized fantasy world centering strong girls and chosen family."--Kirkus Reviews
* "Utomi weaves a tender depiction of girlhood and sisterhood via a cast of tenacious and complexly characterized Black girls. Employing abundant pidgin language, dynamic action, and intense interpersonal rifts, Utomi crafts an absorbing, striking debut." --Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
"Utomi has crafted an immersive world based on West African culture, with crystal clear prose and dialogue in pidgin . . . Dirt commanding her own future against expectations will resonate with teens who feel that adulthood is out of their control."

--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books