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The year: 1920
When famed magician, Dr. Marvellus Djinn, selects a motley crew of talented teens to tour her theme park of magic and mythological creatures, all are elated for the opportunity.
Once they arrive, the odd scholars realize Dr. Djinn is more than just a wealthy magician eager to provide Colored folks with an escape from Jim Crow. From cotton candy teleportation to haunted obelisks and swallowing monsters, The Motherland packs a thrilling, and dangerous, punch.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.'
B. Sharise Moore invites us on a mystical ride of twists and turns to the magical world of The Motherland amusement park. Moore cleverly blends fantasy and historical fiction to weave a captivating tale of mystery and discovery that is pure delight on every page. Dr. Marvellus Djinn’s Odd Scholars is a celebration of heroes and heroines of the African diaspora in a thrill ride that should be enjoyed by all!
-Devan Renea, WB & OWN Television Writer