WPR Reporter Weaves Together Expertise And Imagination In New YA Fantasy Novel

Jun 21, 2019

The cover for the book Akorena and the League of Crows
Credit Melodie Edwards

Two twin girls set out on a quest to save a species on the brink of extinction. This is the premise of the new children’s novel Akorena and the League of Crows.

It's set in the American West in a distant, almost dystopic future. The girls Zita and Isabel can talk to birds, and so their quest is tied into the natural world in more ways than one.

The book's author is Melodie Edwards, also a reporter at Wyoming Public Radio. She joined host Caroline Ballard to talk about the book and its message.

Melodie Edwards will hold a book signing and reading at Night Heron Books in Laramie Friday, July 5 at 7 p.m.