Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone
Written by Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher’s Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Zelie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

Primary Source Pairing:
In the fantastical African kingdom of Orisha, the clans harness elements of nature and magic. Follow the action of the story by using the map included in the endpapers as the primary source. This visual support will create a schema for students as they navigate the magic world that is the setting of Children of Blood and Bone. As resources allow, make paper copies of the map available and encourage students to reference it frequently while reading.

Questions for Discussion:

  • Describe what you see.
  • What do you notice first?
  • What size and shape is the map?
  • What graphical elements do you see?
  • What on the map looks strange or unfamiliar?
  • What questions do you have about this map?

Book Cover and Summary: Follett
Children of Blood and Bone map: