Ikenga
by Nnedi Okorafor

Nnamdi’s family struggles emotionally and financially after his father was killed in the line of duty. He wants to avenge his father’s death, but is only 12 years old. He comes to possess a magical object that grants him superpowers.

As a result, feels strong enough to pursue his father’s killer. Throughout the journey, Nnamdi gains a new perspective about himself, his family and his community. This is more a story of growing up and understanding the world than a typical superhero one.