Ronald L. Smith

Winner of the 2016 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New expertise writer Award

Twelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher used to be born right into a kinfolk with a wealthy culture of working towards people magic: hoodoo, as most folks name it. yet even if his identify is Hoodoo, he can not seem to forged an easy spell.

whilst a mysterious guy known as the Stranger involves city, Hoodoo begins dreaming of the useless emerging from their graves. Even worse, he quickly learns the Stranger is seeking a boy. not only any boy. A boy named Hoodoo. the full city is in danger from the Stranger's black magic, and in basic terms Hoodoo can defeat him. he will simply have to the right way to conjure first.

Set amid the swamps, crimson soil, and sweltering warmth of small city Alabama within the Nineteen Thirties, Hoodoo is infused with a massive dose of creepiness leavened with light humor.

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