Grades 9 – 12
In Wayward Witch by Zoraida Córdova, Rose Mortiz has brand new powers that she doesn’t understand, and her family is still trying to figure out how to function in the wake of her amnesiac father’s return home. Then, on the night of her Death Day party, Rose discovers her father’s memory loss has been a lie. As she rushes to his side, the two are ambushed and pulled through a portal to the land of Adas, a fairy realm hidden in the Caribbean Sea. If Rose wants to return home so that she can repair her broken family, she must figure out how to heal Adas first.
In Romina Garber’s Lobizona, Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami – until her protective bubble is shattered. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past, which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a “bruja,” or witch, and the seventh consecutive son is a “lobizón,” a werewolf.