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Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Academy: No Humans Allowed!

By JK Sooja, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Brave, noble girl fights for family in fun fantasy romp.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Adventurous storytelling and inclusive message

A fantastic read with an important message for young high fantasy lovers. My 7 year-old can't get enough of this series. While he loves the interesting D&D-themed creatures and excitement, he also connects with the themes of diversity, inclusivity and standing up for those who are different. I highly recommend this series for any evolved parents (non-bigots) with kind, empathetic children who love their D&D fantasy action.
age 18+

Please, please protect your child from Miss Roux's aweful grammar, poor story telling, and her anti-male, racist subliminal message

This was an awful book that only survives because of creative characters. This is a book pushing an agenda. There are basically no positive male adult role models in this book. The main character, has three moms, yes three. These are her birth mom, and two adoptive moms. Apparently there are lesbian Minotaur Moms. There is no mention of any father. There is a character, which utterly confused my child, that uses "they/them" pronouns. Parents beware. This is not just another fun fantasy book. It does have an agenda that it is pushing. The author, Madeline Roux, has made many public racist and anti-male statements. Besides the post-modern indoctrination, the grammar and writing is terrible. There are so many run-on sentences, and so many incomplete sentences. It is so painful to read. Literature can be so beautiful but this is absolute pig slop. The story jumps around and does not develop properly. Please, please protect your child from Miss Roux's awful grammar, poor story telling, and her anti-male, racist subliminal message

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

A fun and clever way to set up an adventure in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, this middle grade romp is fast, fun, and charming. The emotional core to Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Academy: No Humans Allowed! is strong and endearing, and like a mystery, Zellidora's journey toward answers about her past efficiently drives the story forward. Along the way, she picks up some "different" monster friends, protects those who are in need, and faces off against an intimidating villain to save the day. A tale of family, friendship, and what it means to belong, Zellidora's quest features a strong Black girl heroe, lots of action, and a generally satisfying conclusion.

For some, however, the subject of reunion with a birth mother could be a sensitive issue. For many adoptees and adoptee families, the prospect of reunions with birth mothers, parents, and families can be a fraught and complicated thing.

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