Sabriel: A dark YA fantasy with uncommon magic

Sometimes the stories that immerse us most are the ones full of dangerous magic in dark worlds. Garth Nix’s novel Sabriel is exactly that: a dark adventure that whisks a teenage girl into the world of the dead.

Identity and the power of understanding in Binti

Everywhere we go, we bring our identities with us. In Nnedi Okorafor’s novella Binti, the leading character brings her identity with her in a very unique way — by the red clay she paints onto her skin — as she leaves her tribe and travels into space.