Children of Stardust (MP3 CD)
November/December 2022 Kids Indie Next List
“A middle grade space opera infused with African culture and mythologies. Zero is on a quest to be a legendary Saba — to find lost treasures and hunt down criminals. There were twists and turns on every page; I cannot recommend this enough!”
— Joseline Diaz, Kepler's Books, Menlo Park, CA
Zero was a mass of conflicting emotions. This would be his first mission. What if they failed to find the Mask of the Shaman King? The entire galaxy was at stake. Zero Adedji dreams of joining one of the Saba guilds--groups of intergalactic explorers. Instead, he must scrape by as a guide to travelers stranded on his home planet of Anansi 12. Then he meets Wanderblatch, a strange creature with an even stranger object: a golden pyramid that houses a legendary Kobasticker called the Jupiter. When the Jupiter chooses Zero as its next host, he is recruited by a top Saba guild so he can harness his newfound powers. But the stakes are rising, and Zero and his friends Camih and Ladi are tasked with recovering the Mask of the Shaman King, which can grant wishes at a terrible price. And they're not the only ones on the hunt--Space Mafia head Rozan Leombre is desperate to use the Mask to break his family's curse. The trio must use their wits, courage, and friendship to achieve their quest and protect the galaxy. Action-packed, wildly imaginative, and laugh-out-loud funny, Children of Stardustis a fast-paced space adventure that launches a singular new voice in children's literature.