The Protectors’ Pledge has already won 3rd place in the 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, and this action adventure out of Central America adds to the must needed diversity in children’s literature. Author Danielle McClean is originally from Trinidad.
A clip of the synopsis is below taken from Amazon:
Twelve-year-old JV can’t wait to spend his vacation exploring the Oscuros Forest. True, everyone in the village of Alcavere believes the Oscuros Forest is a place to be feared, inhabited by dangerous and magical beings. But JV is not afraid, even when his first trip into the forest brings him face-to-face with a mysterious creature.
Then the disappearance of one of their own shakes the village and JV joins the search. He finds himself deep in the Oscuros Forest on a rescue mission and committed to a promise, a promise which the Protectors of the forest insist he keeps no matter how dangerous things get.
Can JV complete his daring quest even as he uncovers in the process, a shocking secret that will force him to question everything he thought he knew?
Acuthor McClean will debut this brand new release at the 5th annual African American Children’s Book Fair which will be held in Baltimore at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The event will take place on May 6th between 10am and 4pm.