Tristan Strong Destroys the World (Book #2)I Kwame Mbalia
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Winner of a Coretta Scott King
Author Honor Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia’s epic fantasy, a middle-grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.
Tristan Strong, just back from a victorious but exhausting adventure in Alke, the land of African American folk heroes and African gods, is suffering from PTSD. But there’s no rest for the weary when his grandmother is abducted by a mysterious villain out for revenge.
Tristan must return to Alke–and reunite with his loud-mouthed sidekick, Gum Baby–in order to rescue Nana and stop the culprit from creating further devastation. Anansi, now a “web developer” in Tristan’s phone, is close at hand to offer advice, and several new folk heroes will aid Tristan in his quest, but he will only succeed if he can figure out a way to sew broken souls back together.
*”Well-paced–just like the previous installment–this sequel focuses on themes such as the meaning of diaspora and the effects of trauma, making for a more nuanced and stronger story than the first. Packs a punch.”–Kirkus (starred review)