Nigeria Jones *Pre-order

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Nigeria Jones *Pre-order

Ibi Zoboi
  • This title is publishing on 18th July 2024
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A bold coming-of-age story that explores race, feminism, and complicated family dynamics, ideal for 12+

Older readers will be gripped by this powerful real world family drama

Ibi Zoboi is a New York Times bestselling author and National Book Awards finalist - and a spectacular storyteller. This gripping real world drama is set in Philadelphia and explores issues that are important to young people everywhere, including race, feminism and identity. Nigeria Jones is an inspiring lead character that readers aged 12+ will find hugely relatable. This is an important, powerful book and highly recommended.


Warrior Princess. That’s what Nigeria Jones’s father calls her. He has raised her as part of the Movement, a Black separatist group based in Philadelphia. Nigeria is homeschooled and vegan and participates in traditional rituals to connect her and other kids from the group to their ancestors. But when her mother—the perfect matriarch of their Movement—disappears, Nigeria’s world is upended. She finds herself taking care of her baby brother and stepping into a role she doesn’t want.

Nigeria’s mother had secrets. She wished for a different life for her children, which includes sending her daughter to a private Quaker school outside of their strict group. Despite her father’s disapproval, Nigeria attends the school with her cousin, Kamau, and Sage, who used to be a friend. ­There, she begins to flourish and expand her universe.

As Nigeria searches for her mother, she starts to uncover a shocking truth. One that will lead her to question everything she thought she knew about her life and her family.

Ibi Zoboi is a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner for her picture book The People Remember and her middle grade biography of Octavia Butler, Star Child. Born in Haiti and raised in New York City, she now lives in New Jersey with her family.

Number of pages: 384
Reading age guide: 12 to 14 years
Publication date: 18th July 2024
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062888853
Format: Paperback

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