PLEASE BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!! The imagery is vivid, the details deliciously fanciful, the characters well developed and soulful. The themes are delightfully reminiscent of many fun fantasy/sci fi franchises such as Men in Black, The Hunger Games, & Harry Potter, with a dash of Disney-like magic. The story is universal and tremendously entertaining for all ages. It is thought provoking, clever, and humorous. It's also a non-threatening yet descriptive and informative way to start a discussion on the evils of systemic racism and inherent prejudices. I WISH something like this had been available to me as a little black girl seeking excellence and self esteem in a white-male dominated world. My husband, sons and I will treasure this story forever!!!!!! As a mother, psychiatrist, and avid reader, I highly recommend this book.