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By Tracey Baptiste

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An action-packed Black Lives Matter superhero story from New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste
Win “Coal” Keegan has just landed in his latest foster home, with a big, noisy, slightly nosy family named the McKays. They seem eager to welcome Coal, but he’s wary of trusting them. So, he doesn’t tell them that he went for a walk with chalk in his pocket to cover a nearby street with his art. He doesn’t tell them that a neighbor found Coal drawing, pulled a gun on him, and fired it. He doesn’t tell them the police chased him. And he definitely doesn’t tell them that when everything went down, Coal somehow turned invisible.
But he did.


Now he has to figure out how. Is he a superhero? Some kind of mutant? A science experiment? Is that why he has no family of his own? As Coal searches for answers and slowly learns to control his invisibility, he turns to the McKay kids and friends both new and old for help. But they soon discover they’re not the only ones looking for a Black boy with superpowers, and the situation is far stranger—and more dangerous—than they ever could have expected.



  • "A fairy tale about a brave girl and her adventures among Caribbean creatures."

    Washington Post (The Jumbies)
  • "Endlessly addictive and hypnotic."

    Essence (The Jumbies)
  • "Baptiste engages in the hard work of unveiling the myths about the African continent to young readers . . . This is a great beginner’s guide to pre-colonial Africa."

    Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author (African Icons)
  • "What Baptiste accomplishes in only 139 pages of narrative is near miraculous. . . Empowering, necessary, and required reading for all. Game changing."

    Kirkus Reviews, starred review (African Icons)
  • "The novelty of the fantasy elements, the complex characters, and the superb world-building combine in a tale well worth reading, both as a sequel and a stand-alone." 

    School Library Journal, starred review (Rise of the Jumbies)

On Sale
Oct 1, 2024
Page Count
272 pages

Tracey Baptiste

About the Author

Tracey Baptiste is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one books and several short stories for children. She writes fiction and nonfiction picture books, middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels. She is best known for the horror adventure Jumbies series and Minecraft: The Crash. Tracey can be found online at and on Instagram: @traceybaptistewrites.

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