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Zahrah the Windseeker (ebook) (edition 2005)
Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0547020287, Paperback)
In the Ooni Kingdom, children born dadawith vines growing in their hairare rumored to have special powers. Zahrah Tsami doesn’t know anything about that. She feels normal. Others think she’s differentthey fear her. Only Dari, her best friend, isn’t afraid of her. But then something begins to happensomething that definitely marks Zahrah as differentand the only person she can tell is Dari. He pushes her to investigate, edging them both closer and closer to danger. Until Dari’s life is on the line. Only Zahrah can save him, but to do so she’ll have to face her worst fears alone, including the very thing that makes her different.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:23:03 -0400)
Zahrah, a timid thirteen-year-old girl, undertakes a dangerous quest into the Forbidden Greeny Jungle to seek the antidote for her best friend after he is bitten by a snake, and finds knowledge, courage, and hidden powers along the way.
(summary from another edition)