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Melody Murray's Books

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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn

Akata Witch

Akata Witch - Nnedi Okorafor I really enjoyed this fantastic tale of a young American Nigerian girl who discovers her special powers in a candle flame. She doesn't quite belong anywhere- born in the US of Igbo parents, moves back to Nigeria as an adolescent, and to top it off, she's albino. She meets up with some other kids who are... different, and otherworldly adventures ensue. There are elements of this story that moved too fast for me, and certain plot points that were a hair too tidy. Neither of these things interfered with my enjoyment of the story, though. I especially liked the African setting, and the descriptions of food made me want to try everything!