It’s 1930s Mississippi. Magic is permitted only in certain circumstances, and by certain people. Unsanctioned broom racing is banned. But for those who need the money, or the thrills…it’s there to be found.
Meet Billie Mae, captain of the Night Storms racing team, and Loretta, her best friend and second-in-command. They’re determined to make enough money to move out west to a state that allows Black folks to legally use magic and take part in national races.
Cheng-Kwan – doing her best to handle the delicate and dangerous double act of being the perfect “son” to her parents, and being true to herself while racing.
Mattie and Emma – Choctaw and Black – the youngest of the group and trying to dodge government officials who want to send them and their newly-surfaced powers away to boarding school.
And Luella, in love with Billie Mae. Her powers were sealed away years ago after she fought back against the government. She’ll do anything to prevent the same fate for her cousins.
From: Levine Querido
Notes on This Title
The ensemble cast of this title includes a Black woman who is in a relationship with a woman who is Mexican and Choctaw, two girls who are Black and Choctaw, one of whom is Deaf, and a trans Chinese American woman.
Starred Review: “By utilizing real-life period details to develop exciting lore surrounding the races and the magic system, Walls (Vixen NYC, for adults) presents an evocative Fast and the Furious–flavored graphic novel.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)
“A fast-paced race to a satisfying, winning end.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)