Magical Technician Tiamat is an #ownvoices middle grade novel features a Black Muslim geek girl of the sort I once was, but transposes into the future. Twelve-year-old Tiamat reads reads popular science as well as magical girl manga, has a modded toy baton and a robot bunny sidekick. Tiamat is still trying to fit in the high-tech city of Isola New Town, balancing a new school and new friends with her secret duty fighting evil by moonlight.
When the high-tech city begins to glitch, everything electronic becomes liable to split into good and evil halves, mythical beasts of white magic and black magic. Tiamat’s modded and discontinued toy baton can reunite good and bad into neutral grey science with accuracy far greater than any of the city's officials. She becomes a magical girl, a superheroine who tames rebellious technology. But as Tiamat investigates, she discovers that things are not as simple as black versus white—especially when the big bad wizard who aims to take over their city reveals himself to be powered by white magic.