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Tomi Adeyemi

Tomi Adeyemi (born August 1, 1993) is a Bestselling Nigerian-American novelist and creative writing coach. She is known for her #1 NY Times bestselling book Children of Blood and Bone, the first in the Legacy of OrĂ¯sha trilogy published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, which won the 2018 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, the 2019 Waterstones Book Prize, and the 2019 Hugo Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book. In 2019, she was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. In 2020, she was named to the TIME 100 Most Influential People Of 2020.