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Onyeka and the Academy shortlisted for the Barnes & Nobel Children’s & YA Book Awards 2023

I’m so proud to announce that Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun has been shortlisted for the Barnes & Nobel Children’s & YA Book Awards 2023! She is in such amazing company too.

Onyeka and the Academy named an ALSC 2023 Notable Children’s Recording!

I’m so proud to be able to share that the audiobook of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun has been named a 2023 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording! Each year, The Association for Library Service to Children compiles a selective list of children’s recordings of “especially commendable quality.” 

The audiobook was narrated by Nneka Okoye with music by Goziam Okogwu.

Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun WINS a CABA!

I’m so thrilled to be able to share that Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun is a winner of the 2023 Children’s Africana Best Book Award for Older Readers. I’m so honoured to be a winner alongside the amazing Kwame Alexander.

 

Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun named one of the best books of 2022!

I’m so proud to be able to share that Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun has been selected by Kitty Empire one of the Guardian’s best children’s books of 2022. So honoured to be included in this brilliant round up filled with so many amazing books.

Onyeka is also included in the Waterstones round up of the best fiction books in 2022 whilst Daddy Do My Hair, Beth’s Twists was also selected as one of the best picture books.

Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels has TWO Special Editions!

Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels now has not one, but two special editions. The first, which is exclusive to Waterstones, comes with an emerald green sprayed edge. Click below to pre-order your very own copy!

The second special edition, which is exclusive to independent booksellers and comes with an orange sprayed edge. Click below to pre-order your very own copy!

S&S takes two more middle-grade books from Okogwu

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books has acquired two new middle-grade books from Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun author Tọlá Okogwu.

The first title in the new deal will publish in spring 2024 and will follow the third Onyeka series about a British-Nigerian girl whose Afro hair has psychokinetic powers.

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