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A trio of cousins discover they have powers of healing, vision, and protection from an ancient ancestor: a moko jumbie. Together, they have to use their moko magic to protect the magical community in the lead-up to the Caribbean Day Parade in Brooklyn.

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In the short story "Ma Laja," an ancient creature revels in the new opportunities the digital age gives her to prey on victims. This short story is Tracey Baptiste's first foray into horror for adults.
Sycorax's Daughters is a Bram Stoker Award-finalist.

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Book advocate Colby Sharp presents more than forty beloved, award-winning, diverse and bestselling authors and illustrators in a creative challenge!

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In Baptiste's short story “Best Laid Plans,” a young pan aficionado wants to sneak out to enjoy a nearby competition. But her neighbor’s rottweiler has other plans.
Spot illustrations by Lewis James

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In Baptiste's “Kiss Me Goodbye,” the snake goddess Manasa reincarnates in the body of a New Jersey High School teen, bent on carrying out a centuries-old revenge plot.
Edited by Sona Charaipotra and Samira Ahmed

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While on vacation in Trinidad, Grace discovers a faded photo of a man who has the same hand-shaped birthmark over his heart that she has. But no one will tell her who he is. She is determined to find out on her own.

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Book 1 of the Jumbies series.
Corinne La Mer isn’t afraid of anything--certainly not jumbies. They’re just tricksters made up by parents to frighten children. Then one night Corinne goes into the forbidden forest, and shining yellow eyes follow her. They couldn’t belong to a jumbie. Or could they?

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Book 2 of the Jumbies series.
Corinne La Mer defeated the wicked jumbie Severine months ago, but things haven’t gone back to normal on her island home. When children begin to go missing, snatched from the beach and vanishing into wells, suspicious eyes turn to Corinne.

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Find out how people lived, worked, and traveled in the Wild West, in this story of two kids in an 1800s frontier town.

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This official Minecraft novel is an action-packed thriller! When a new virtual-reality version of the game brings her dreams—and doubts—to life, one player must face her fears.

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Book 3 of the Jumbies series.
The scariest and most heart-pounding installment of the highly praised and popular Jumbies series!
Huracan summons the wind and rain and wields lightning like a sword. He doesn’t miss and he never falters. He will destroy everything in his path if he desires.

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"I'm looking for a jumbie, I'm gonna find a scary one!" sings Naya as she heads out into the forest looking for adventure. What will she find?

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A collaboration with author Cedella Marley, this poetic story follows a young immigrant as she learns to make friends—inspired by a childhood growing up with the musician Bob Marley.

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Baptiste takes on the delicate discussion between a parent and child when they are pulled over for a traffic stop in “Ten.”
Story illustration by: April Harrison

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In “Gravity” a young immigrant attends a late summer fete where she is groped by someone on the dance floor, mid-jump. In the split second it takes her to land, she must decide what she can or should do.

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Glub glub…
Aargh...
Mermaid and Pirate don't speak the same language, but they’re quick to lend a hand, or a tail, when the sky grows stormy and waters get rough, and a friendship is born.

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