Tweens Read - Between Worlds

What:

Please join us for the Tweens Read panel  Between Worlds - a discussion between Samira Ahmed, Alex London, and Maleeha Siddiqui, moderated by author Nina Moreno!

When:

Friday, October 22, 2021, 10am CDT

Where:

This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register.

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About the Panel Authors:

Samira Ahmed is the New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate, & Other Filters and Internment. She was born in Bombay, India, and has lived in New York, Chicago, and Kauai, where she spent a year searching for the perfect mango. She currently resides in the Midwest. Find her online at samiraahmed.com and on Twitter and Instagram @sam_aye_ahm.

Alex London is the author of over 25 books for children, teens, and adults with over 2 million copies sold. He's the author of the middle grade Dog Tags, Tides of War, Wild Ones, and Accidental Adventures series, as well as two titles in The 39 Clues. For young adults, he's the author of the acclaimed cyberpunk duology Proxy, and the epic fantasy trilogy, The Skybound Saga. A former journalist covering refugee camps and conflict zones, he can now be found somewhere in Philadelphia, where he lives with his husband and daughter or online at www.calexanderlondon.com.

Maleeha Siddiqui is a first-generation Pakistani-American Muslim living in Virginia. When she isn't writing, she can be found working at a biotech company or hanging out with her family. Barakah Beats is based on her own experiences growing up in America as a young practicing Muslim.

Ordering:

Payment type must be "CreditCard." Priority shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

Event date: 
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 10:00am
Event address: 
Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316540469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

From bestselling author Samira Ahmed comes a thrilling fantasy adventure intertwining Islamic legend and history, perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the Land of Stories.
 
On the day of a rare super blue blood moon eclipse, twelve-year-old Amira and her little brother, Hamza, can’t stop their bickering while attending a special exhibit on medieval Islamic a


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City of Thieves (Battle Dragons #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338716542
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 21st, 2021

In a modern mega-city built around dragons, one boy gets caught up in the world of underground dragon battles and a high-stakes gang war that could tear his family apart.

Once, dragons nearly drove themselves to extinction. But in the city of Drakopolis, humans domesticated them centuries ago.


Barakah Beats Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338702064
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - October 19th, 2021

For fans of The First Rule of Punk and Save Me a Seat, Barakah Beats is a sweet, powerful, and joyous novel about a Muslim girl who finds her voice on her own terms...


Join the Club, Maggie Diaz Cover Image
By Nina Moreno, Courtney Lovett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338740615
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2022

This humorous and heartfelt middle-grade debut by Nina Moreno with illustrations by Courtney Lovett is perfect for fans of Celia C. Pérez and Terri Libenson, and any reader still deciding what their passion in life is.

"MAYBE I'M GOOD AT SOMETHING I DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT YET."

Everyone in Maggie Diaz's life seems to be finding their true passion.