Saturday, December 16, 2023

Diversify your Magic and Magical Schools Books

Every Friday I share one or more books with my students as part of #FirstChapterFriday. It's an amazing way to build your reading community and get kids excited about books

This week was one of my highest-demand categories...

Diverse Magic and Magical School Books

Lia Park and the Missing Jewel by Jenna Yoon (book two is out now!)
Lei and the Fire Goddess by Malia Maunakea
The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton (book two is out now!)
The Witchlings by Claribel Ortega (book two is out now!)
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston (book two is out now!)

Which have you read? I'm 4 for 8 and might have to request the rest from the public library, because these are going to be going hand-to-hand in my classroom for the rest of the year! 


  1. I'm 4 for 8 of these as well! (Tristan Strong, The Marvellers, The Witchlings, and Amari). The genre's not personally my favourite but I did love The Marvellers. I wouldn't mind seeing some shorter books featuring diverse magic and schools...

    1. Great point! Several of my 5th graders are into Keeper of the Lost Cities but those page counts ... I just ...


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