The Call to Shakabaz
Written by: Amy Wachspress
Read by: Andrew L. Barnes and Adilah Barnes
original fantasy adventure, The Call to Shakabaz sidesteps
many of the usual conventions of the genre and offers
instead unusual and creative resolutions to a variety
of sticky situations. When the recently
orphaned Goodacre children are transported to the land
of Faracadar, they must discover and develop their
special talents if they hope to retrieve the powerful
Staff of Shakabaz and rescue the land from the
malevolent enchanter Sissrath. Set in an African
American cultural context, with all brown characters,
this story offers a refreshingly different perspective
on adventuring in make-believe lands.
Call to Shakabaz challenges readers of all ages to
reconsider the nature of violence while it
demonstrates the fundamental principles of nonviolence
as practiced by Dr. King and Gandhi. When the dust
clears, this book will inspire readers to think and
think again. In the meantime, it is way too much fun!
A rollicking good read for the whole family!