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Willow Smith debut novel 'Black Shield Maiden' is a powerful fantasy: Check it out

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2024
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The 23-year-old child of Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow's debut book is an ambitious contemporary fantasy that centers a young Black girl as its protagonist and is poised to start a compelling book series. Smith teamed up with the Los Angeles-based writer Jess Hendel for "Black Shield Maiden," (available now from Del Rey, pp. 467) about Yafeu, a brash young African girl with ambitions of becoming a warrior, who endures a nightmarish journey after being stolen from her village and taken to a distant European kingdom....

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