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Balzer & Bray 1/4/2022. New paperback. Store pick: Amari's brother Quinton has been missing for a while, but she refuses to believe he's dead. Imagine her surprise when she gets a delivery from Quinton that includes an invitation to join a secret supernatural society (think Men in Black). Amari accepts just so she can have an opportunity to find her brother, but she doesn't count on the prejudice she experiences as a Black girl in the regular world to follow her to her new life. Add to that a rare supernatural talent that marks her immediately as someone to be feared and hated and a competition to even be considered as one of the elite agents able to go on missions, and Amari's new life is not going to be easy. But with help from new friends, and despite an unknown evil force determined to upend the entire supernatural world, Amari might just be able to excel. A fun, fanciful, magical story about doing your best and overcoming odds that will appeal to fans of Nevermoor. -Melissa O., store employee

Publisher Description

New York Times bestseller!

Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a trilogy filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.

Amari Peters has never stopped believing her missing brother, Quinton, is alive. Not even when the police told her otherwise, or when she got in trouble for standing up to bullies who said he was gone for good.

So when she finds a ticking briefcase in his closet, containing a nomination for a summer tryout at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she's certain the secretive organization holds the key to locating Quinton--if only she can wrap her head around the idea of magicians, fairies, aliens, and other supernatural creatures all being real.

Now she must compete for a spot against kids who've known about magic their whole lives. No matter how hard she tries, Amari can't seem to escape their intense doubt and scrutiny--especially once her supernaturally enhanced talent is deemed "illegal." With an evil magician threatening the supernatural world, and her own classmates thinking she's an enemy, Amari has never felt more alone. But if she doesn't stick it out and pass the tryouts, she may never find out what happened to Quinton.

Plus don't miss the thrilling sequel, Amari and the Great Game!


Author Name: ALSTON, B. B.

ISBN Number: 006297517X

ISBN-13: 9780062975171

Location Published: Balzer & Bray: 2022


Book Condition: .

lbs: 0.81 lbs

Categories: Store Picks, RL 4-6, Diverse Books

Seller ID: 9780062975171