The Rick Riordan Presents imprint highlights cultures from around the world by way of middle-grade adventures based on cherished mythologies and folklore. Authors, and now narrators, from underrepresented backgrounds write and read stories rooted in their own heritage that take a new generation of listeners on fantastical trips.
Introduce young listeners to cultures different from their own–or watch the magic that happens when a bookworm hears from an author-narrator duo that’s just. like. them.
The excitement is limitless.
Space-obsessed Paola Santiago and her two best friends, Emma and Dante, know the rule: Stay away from the river. Paoâ€™s mother is constantly warning her about La Llorona, the wailing ghost woman who wanders the banks of the Gila at night, looking for young people to drag into its murky depths. Embarrassed by her momâ€™s superstitions, Pao organizes a meet-up to test out her new telescope near the Gila, since it’s the best stargazing spot. But when Emma never arrives and Pao sees a shadowy figure in the reeds, it seems like maybe her mom was right…
Lately, Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game: he’s Mr. Charles, her dad’s new boss at the oil and gas company, and he’s alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. When Dad disappears, the siblings and Nizhoni’s best friend, Davery, are thrust into a rescue mission.
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbaliaâ€™s epic fantasy, set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods. Seventh grader Tristan Strong now lives at his grandparentsâ€™ farm in Alabama, after losing his friend in a bus accident. In an unexpected adventure, he enters the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters that are hunting the inhabitants of this world. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves? **Tristan Strong Destroys the World coming October 2020!**
Sal Vidon doesn’t want to live a Mami-free life. Pulling different versions of his mother from other universes is how he copes with missing his own, who died years ago. But Sal’s father, a calamity physicist, is trying to shut down all the wormholes Sal creates. All of Papi’s efforts are in vain, however, because a Gabi from another universe has gone rogue and is popping up all over the place. While Sal and Gabi work together to keep both Papi and Rogue Gabi under control, they also have to solve the mystery of Yasmany, who has gone missing from school. Could it have something to do with the wormhole in the back of his locker?
War between the devas and the demons is imminent, and the Otherworld is on high alert. When intelligence from the human world reveals that the Sleeper is holding a powerful clairvoyant and her sister captive, 14-year-old Aru and her friends launch a search-and-rescue mission. The captives, a pair of twins, turn out to be the newest Pandava sisters, though, according to a prophecy, one sister is not true…
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