U.S.A. / 2015
Shadowshaper is a fantasy novel set in Brooklyn about a young Afro-Latina girl who discovers her family's supernatural powers and her own unique connection to the spirit world. This is technically a YA read, but many adults are enjoying it, too. Apparently it has a super woke perspective, tackles colorism, sexism, anti-blackness, Caribbean mythology, etc. It's a series, so there's another one coming out in fall 2017. Fun fact, when Daniel José Older's first book (Salsa Nocturna) was published in 2012, he was still working full-time as a Paramedic!