Saturday Magic

A Hoodoo Story


By Nyasha Williams

By Kenda Bell-Spruill

Illustrated by Sawyer Cloud

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An ode to the family, friendship, and the beautiful tradition of Hoodoo practice, this book celebrates the magic and symbolism to be found in every day, written by bestselling author Nyasha Williams.

Dayo practices Hoodoo with her family. One Saturday, she wakes from an interesting dream about a yellow bird. What could it mean? She knows that it’s up to her to figure it out. Over the course of the day, as Dayo and her family move through their daily rituals (mantras and affirmations included), the message sent from her Ancestors through her dream reveals itself. This celebration of spirituality (and heritage) highlights the rich history of Hoodoo and the beauty we can find in everyday magic.

  • "Loving and ebullient, this affirming title offers a glimpse into aspects of the ­African diaspora not often centered in picture books and often misunderstood. A necessary ­purchase."
    School Library Journal

On Sale
Jun 11, 2024
Page Count
32 pages
Running Press Kids

Nyasha Williams

About the Author

Nyasha Williams, a passionate social justice griot, grew up living intermittently between the United States and South Africa. Nyasha’s mission is to use words and stories to decolonize literature, minds, and spiritual practices.

Nyasha is a firm believer that the story lives within each of us and that it is our mission to use stories to spread understanding, healing, and empowerment. Nyasha encourages us to uncover and share our stories through her work so that we can all learn, grow, and create meaningful change.

Nyasha’s writing is rooted in her understanding of the powerful potential of stories to create transformation and reveal truths that have been hidden for too long. She strives to use her words to ignite new conversations, inspire action, and ultimately help create a more equitable and just world.

“As BIPOCs, we are operating and navigating systems that weren’t made for us and are actively working against us,” says Williams. “My efforts as a creator, author, and activist are to combat the systems of White supremacy, colonization, and the patriarchy, working towards decolonizing, liberating, and indigenizing our minds and world.”

Writing to Change the Narrative is Nyasha’s way of bringing her passion for storytelling to life and helping us all to write our own stories. With her help, we can all find our voices and use them to write a better world.

She is the author of five picture books, including the forthcoming Once Upon a Kwanzaa (Fall 2025) and the Ally Baby Can board book series. She is also the author of Black Tarot: An Ancestral Awakening Deck and Guidebook and the journal Ancestral Illuminations. You can find her on Instagram at @writingtochangethenarrative. She lives in Northglenn, Colorado, with her husband.

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Kenda Bell-Spruill

About the Author

Kenda Bell-Spruill, known as “Joy Factor Mama,” is a living reminder of resilience, tenacity, and transformation. Her life tapestry, woven with threads of overcoming breast cancer, triumphing over stuttering, navigating single motherhood, and discovering marital bliss after 40, is a vibrant testament to the indomitable spirit within every woman.

Embarking on a journey from personal trials to self-discovery, Kenda has walked the path of many women who bear the weight of outdated self-images and unresolved guilt. As a spiritual nutritionist, Kenda skillfully uses her life lessons and intuitive gifts to guide others on their journey of self-discovery and forgiveness. She empowers her clients to tap into their inner wisdom.

As a spiritual nutritionist, Kenda transforms her life lessons into an enlightening roadmap for others on their self-discovery journeys. She’s mastered various disciplines from Feminine Power to Bagua™ Astrology and the GROW™ & SMART™ methods – skills she weaves into her unique Joy Factor Method™.

Kenda shares her wisdom in her engaging journal, “The Ethical Selfishness Journal: 12 Pathways Back To Joy”. She urges women to afford themselves the grace and understanding to be empowered to tap into their sacred magic through joy without apology.

Being able to share ways to connect with ancestral wisdom and joy through children’s literature through Saturday Magic: A Hoodoo Story is a wonderful addition to her gumbo of gifts to share with the world.

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