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Rutendo Tavengerwei Recommends

Recommendations from the author of 'The Colours That Blind'

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Rutendo Tavengerwei

Rutendo Tavengerwei is the author of The Colours That Blind, her second book and a new YA novel set it Zimbabwe. The story follows Tumi, an albino teen, as his life is thrown into disarray.

Rutendo Tavengerwei has gathered together some of her top picks of new and exciting Young Adult reads that anyone can enjoy!

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With the Fire on High

Elizabeth Acevedo, paperback


This book tells the story of Emoni, a teenage mother trying to balance motherhood, high school, her dreams to be a chef, while also supporting her grandmother. It is full of fun and emotional moments, as well as delicious food that makes your mouth water.



Intisar Khanani, paperback


It is a brilliant story of a princess caught between a dilemma to either escape her royal life which has been unfavourable to her in the past, OR to fight for her place and save her new kingdom. This book steals you from its gorgeous cover to the vibrant characters on the page and will keep you invested till the end.

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Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi, paperback


This is an amazing story of a girl fighting to save magic and save her people. It is filled with drama, suspense and action. A real page-turner, with characters that pull you in, tell you their stories and leave you wanting more.