Maroon Library

at Champaign Central High School


September 2019

Author Spotlight – Nnedi Okorafor


Each week we will highlight a different author that your should know from our library collection. This week’s author is Nnedi Okorafor.


Nnedi Okorafor, professor of creative writing and literature, is the author of several books for all age groups and that span genres. She writes Black Panther and Shuri comic books for Marvel and her science fiction and fantasy novels have won the Hugo and Nebula awards. Her book, Who Fears Death has been optioned by HBO with George R.R. Martin producing. We have a lot of her amazing books at our Maroon Library, so check one out today! 

Books (F Okorafor)
Akata Witch, Akata Warrior, Binti Trilogy, Who Fears Death, Zahrah the Windseeker

Comics (GN Black Panther)
Black Panther: Long Live the KIng , Shuri (GN Black Panther), Wakanda Forever (arriving next week!)


Nnedi Okorafor.” Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2018. Literature Resource Center, Accessed 20 Sept. 2019

Ogbuji, Chimezie. “Nnedi’s Website.” Nnedi’s Website, Metacognition, 2016,


September 2019 New Books

Our first new shipment of books are in. Check out one today! If someone checks it out before you, don’t forget to ask how you can put a title on hold. This is only the first half. More to come in a few weeks!

New in NonFiction


New Graphic Novels/Manga

Demon Slayer Vol 1-3 Bleach vol 1-74! Black Clover vol 1-14 My Hero vol 1-18 Horimiya vol 1-12


Fantasy/Dystopia/Science Fiction

More New Fiction Books

Author Spotlight – Leigh Bardugo


Each week we will highlight a different author that your should know from our library collection. This week’s author is Leigh Bardugo.

This author has a lot of best-selling books to her name that all started with The Shadow and Bone Trilogy. The next books, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom were part of the same world, now known as The Grishaverse and have been really popular here at the Maroon Library. Fans will be happy to know that her Grishaverse books will be coming to Netflix in the near future and the author has TWO new books coming to our library this fall; King of Scars and Ninth House.

Andreeva, Nellie, and Denise Petski. “Netflix Orders ‘Shadow And Bone’ Series Based On Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse Novels From Eric Heisserer & Shawn Levy.” Deadline, Deadline Hollywood, 11 Jan. 2019,
Leigh Bardugo.” Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2016. Literature Resource Center Accessed 9 Sept. 2019.


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