Dust Girl
Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy Book 1
Dust Girl
Sarah Zettel
Fans of Libba Bray’s The Diviners will love the blend of fantasy and twentieth-century history in this stylish series.Callie LeRoux is choking on dust. Just as the biggest dust storm in history sweeps through the Midwest, Callie discovers her mother's long-kept secret. Callie’s not just mixed race—she's half fairy, too. Now, Callie's fairy kin have found where she's been hidden, and they're coming for her. While dust engulfs the prairie, magic unfolds around Callie. Buildings flicker from lush to shabby, and people aren’t what they seem. The only person Callie can trust may be Jack, the charming ex-bootlegger she helped break out of jail. From the despair of the Dust Bowl to the hot jazz of Kansas City and the dangerous beauties of the fairy realm, Sarah Zettel creates a world rooted equally in American history and in magic, where two fairy clans war over a girl marked by prophecy.A strong example of diversity in YA, the American Fairy Trilogy introduces Callie LeRoux, a half-black teen who stars in this evocative story full of American history and fairy tales.Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Book Details


  • Historical Fiction
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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After her crazy, overprotected mother is kidnapped during a dust storm Kansas, Callie LaRoux notices things that were hidden from her before, like her unknown father’s power that was given to her.  As she releases her inherited power for the first time, she unknowingly releases a beacon giving her direct location to unnamed forces. Some of these forces, like the one who calls himself Coyote, are kind, but others wish to eliminate her.

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