Root Magic Audiobook, by Eden Royce Play Audiobook Sample

Root Magic Audiobook

Root Magic Audiobook, by Eden Royce Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Imani Parks Publisher: Walden Pond Press Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780063064416

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

26

Longest Chapter Length:

40:37 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

41 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

22:51 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

2

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Publisher Description

“A poignant, necessary entry into the children’s literary canon, Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans. Add in a fun, magical adventure and you get everything I want in a book!” —Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation

Walter Dean Myers Honor Award for Outstanding Children's Literature! A Mythopoeic Fantasy Award winner!

Debut author Eden Royce arrives with a wondrous story of love, bravery, friendship, and family, filled to the brim with magic great and small.

It’s 1963, and things are changing for Jezebel Turner. Her beloved grandmother has just passed away. The local police deputy won’t stop harassing her family. With school integration arriving in South Carolina, Jez and her twin brother, Jay, are about to begin the school year with a bunch of new kids. But the biggest change comes when Jez and Jay turn eleven— and their uncle, Doc, tells them he’s going to train them in rootwork.

Jez and Jay have always been fascinated by the African American folk magic that has been the legacy of their family for generations—especially the curious potions and powders Doc and Gran would make for the people on their island. But Jez soon finds out that her family’s true power goes far beyond small charms and elixirs…and not a moment too soon. Because when evil both natural and supernatural comes to show itself in town, it’s going to take every bit of the magic she has inside her to see her through.

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“In a Southern drawl, narrator Imani Parks puts listeners right in the heart of rural South Carolina in the 1960s…With her youthful voice, Parks deftly portrays Jez’s growing confidence and maturity, creating a hero whom kids will relate to and cheer for.”

— AudioFile 

Quotes

  • “Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans. Add in a fun, magical adventure and you get everything I want in a book!”

    — Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author
  • "Root Magic successfully blends mystical elements with historical ones for a novel that explores Gullah culture as well as the social upheavals of the 1960s…A thoughtful story about a family taking on all obstacles, seen and unseen, together.”

    — BookPage (starred review)

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About Eden Royce

Eden Royce is a member of the Gullah Geechee nation. Her short stories have appeared in various print and online publications, and she is the recipient of the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Diverse Worlds grant.

About Imani Parks

Imani Parks is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.