Sundays In Bed With… Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tọlá Okogwu

Sundays in Bed With… is a meme that dares to ask you what book has been in your bed this morning and is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed with, or which book you wish you had time to read today!


Hello, reader!

After working last weekend, I’m being particularly lazy this lovely Sunday! So I thought I would tell you about what book I’ll be spending my Sunday curled up reading. This is a middle grade novel that I got as an ARC and have been eager to pick up! I’ve only just started it, but already, I’m finding myself drawn into the story.

Now, let me tell you more about my book for this lazy end of the weekend.


My Sunday Read Is…

Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tọlá Okogwu

This middle grade fantasy is all about a young girl who discovers that her Afro hair contains superpowers. It’s billed as Black Panther meets X-Men, so I was pretty much immediately on-board. It’s also set in Nigeria and I do love books set in Africa. This promises a lot of Black Girl Magic and seems like a great book to kick off summer. Plus, I promised my son he could read it after I was done because he fell in love with the cover. I gotta get through it before he steals it 😂

Goodreads Synopsis

Black Panther meets X-Men in this action-packed and empowering middle grade adventure about a British Nigerian girl who learns that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers—perfect for fans of Amari and the Night Brothers, The Marvellers, and Rick Riordan!

Onyeka has a lot of hair­—the kind that makes strangers stop in the street and her peers whisper behind her back. At least she has Cheyenne, her best friend, who couldn’t care less what other people think. Still, Onyeka has always felt insecure about her vibrant curls…until the day Cheyenne almost drowns and Onyeka’s hair takes on a life of its own, inexplicably pulling Cheyenne from the water.

At home, Onyeka’s mother tells her the shocking truth: Onyeka’s psycho-kinetic powers make her a Solari, one of a secret group of people with super powers unique to Nigeria. Her mother quickly whisks her off to the Academy of the Sun, a school in Nigeria where Solari are trained. But Onyeka and her new friends at the academy soon have to put their powers to the test as they find themselves embroiled in a momentous battle between truth and lies…


What are you reading this Sunday? Are you enjoying whatever you are reading? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!