Root Magic (Hardcover)

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About the Author

Eden Royce is from Charleston, South Carolina, and is a member of the Gullah Geechee nation. Her short stories have appeared in various print and online publications, including Fiyah, and she is the recipient of the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Diverse Worlds grant. Root Magic is her first book. Eden now lives in England with her husband and cat. You can find her online at

Praise For…

“A poignant, necessary entry into the children’s literary canon, Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans.  Add in a fun, magical adventure and you get everything I want in a book!”
— Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation

“A terrific, wondrous glimpse of Gullah Geechee culture, richly detailed and inviting.  Blending familial and ancestral lore with folk magic, Royce’s novel set in a racist South, resonates powerfully. An original, compelling must-read.” 
— Jewell Parker Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Boys

“Royce pulls back a curtain and invites the reader to a world within a world, a place in time full of both danger and magic. You won’t just read it; you’ll live it.”
— Saundra Mitchell, author of Shadowed Summer and All the Things We Do in the Dark

“Eden Royce’s debut is a spellbinding southern gothic tale of bravery, family, and historic truths that need to be told.  Black Girl Magic has never been more powerful.”
— Ronald L. Smith, author of Hoodoo

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062899576
ISBN-10: 0062899570
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Pages: 352
Language: English