This week’s recommendation comes from:

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Tracy Tomei

Manager of Instructional Design and Product Development 


Tracy says, “Legendborn is an incredible young adult fantasy series that delves into Arthurian legend in modern day. The story covers issues of race, class, inherited trauma, grief, and more. There are currently two books out and possibly a TV series in the works, so I’m hoping to see this story become as popular as some other not-so-diverse fantasy series.”  



Tracy Deonn   

“Deonn adeptly employs the haunting history of the American South (“the low buzzing sound of exclusion”) to explore themes of ancestral pain, grief, and love, balancing them with stimulating worldbuilding and multiple thrilling plot twists.”   Publisher’s Weekly 

Legendborn, winner of the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award for New Talent 2021, takes readers into a mysterious fantasy world within a residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill. If you appreciate magic, mystery, and secret societies, this New York Times Best Seller may be the book for you or your teenagers.