A Taste of Magic

A Taste of Magic

by J. Elle
A Taste of Magic

A Taste of Magic

by J. Elle


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J. Elle’s whimsical middle grade debut about a 12-year-old girl who enters a baking contest to save her inner-city magic school is a sweet contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of Amari and the Night Brothers. Young readers will eat this charming tale right up.

“An enchanting adventure that will leave readers hungry for more.” – Kwame Mbalia, #1 New York Times bestselling author

NYT bestselling author J. Elle enchants with this story of a young Black witch who must save her magic school–now in paperback!

Kyana Turner has found out she's a witch! This means lessons every Saturday at the magic school hidden in the back of her local beauty shop, learning spells, and a wand made to match her hair's curl pattern. The hardest part will be keeping her magic a secret from non-Magick friends.
But when the school loses funding, the students must either pay a hefty tuition at the academy across town or have their magic stripped. Determined not to let that happen, Kyana decides to enter a baking competition for the huge cash prize. After all, Memaw taught her to make the best desserts. But as Kyana struggles with magic and regular school, the competition, and her secret, she wonders if she can save her friendships, too.
J. Elle's debut middle grade fantasy is full of humor, heart, and mouthwatering desserts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781547611980
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/06/2024
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 286,870
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

J. Elle is the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Wings of Ebony and Ashes of Gold and is an advocate for marginalized voices in both publishing and her community. J. is a first-generation college student with a Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Human Development. In her spare time you'll find her volunteering at an alternative school, providing feedback for aspiring writers, loving on her three littles, or cooking up a dish true to her Texas and Louisiana roots.
authorjelle.com @AuthorJ_Elle

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