Tola Okogwu – Children’s Author Event

Thursday 6 April, 3pm

Onyeka has always felt insecure about her curls, until the day she discovers something – she can control her hair with her mind! She is sent to the Academy of the Sun, a school for children with superpowers just like her.

This Easter holidays, come along to the bookshop for a superhero themed craft activity with Tola Okogwu, the author of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun and the new sequel, Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels.

Tola will be sharing her inspiration for the book, as well as the importance of unlikely heroes and self-belief. Join us in the children’s section for a workshop and talk with Tola Okogwu, the author of this exhilarating, empowering, and magical series about the power we all have within ourselves.

Suitable for children aged 8-12



About the book:

The epic second book in the action-packed and empowering middle-grade superhero series. Perfect for 8+ fans of Percy Jackson,  Amari and the Night Brothers and Black Panther. Soon to be a feature film with a major streamer!
 
Power bursts through my body, and I gasp as my hair shoots out like an avenging sword. It slashes a line through the wooden decking of the walkway. With a deafening crack, the wood breaks apart, splintering with the force of the impact.
 
Having uncovered head teacher Dr Dòyìnbó’s hidden agenda behind the Academy of the Sun, Onyeka and her friends are on the run. But they’ve got bigger problems to worry about – they desperately need to find a way to restore Niyì’s Ike superpower and they need to locate Onyeka’s missing parents.
 
When their last safe house is uncovered, Onyeka turns to the only potential allies they have left; the Rogues, a group of rebels that have been trying to expose Dr Dòyìnbó’s lies for years. Joining forces, will the two groups be able to defeat their shared nemesis, or is there a new danger on the horizon for the Solari?


Reviews of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun:

‘Exhilarating and original, Onyeka is the superhero you’ve been waiting for.’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars

‘Brilliant characters, action-packed plot, heartfelt themes of identity, family and friendship. A DAZZLING story about finding your power.’ Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

‘An incredible story that reinvents the concept of a school for magical kids. So inspiring and creatively original.’ L. D. Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

‘Fast-paced, action-packed and empowering. Tọlá Okogwu’s storytelling shines so bright you’ll want the next instalment immediately.’ A. F. Steadman, author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

‘An inspiring, original and exciting roller coaster of a book.’ Katie Tsang, co-author of Dragon Mountain

‘A rich and gripping story of discovering that your greatest power can come from within. I loved it!’ Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy

‘Brilliant, witty writing and spot-on characterisation.’ Louie Stowell, author of Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good

‘A thrilling, magical page-turner. Children will fall in love with this story.’ Jenny McLachlan, author of The Land of Roar

‘Wildly fun and a huge breath of invigorating fresh air.’ Sam Copeland, author of Charlie Changes Into a Chicken

‘A thrilling, action-packed adventure full of heart. Onyeka is sure to be everyone’s new favourite superhero.’ Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear