Wednesday, October 5th at 6:00PM
17th Street Location

Double Launch Event at Books of Wonder!

Young readers and friends, we are delighted to host two stupendous writers for this Double Launch Event at Books of Wonder on 17th Street. Get ready to meet GEORGE JREIJE and MARIA TUREAUD in discussion of their wonderful titles!

As such, we are thrilled to feature Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria by GEORGE JREIJE plus The Last Hope in Hopetown by MARIA TUREAUD! Get Signed & Personalized titles by these excellent debut authors and find out more at Books of Wonder!

Twelve-year-old human Sophie Dawes lives a good life in Hopetown. There, vampires and humans live in harmony and Sophie and her adoptive vampire moms are living (or unliving) proof.

On the other hand, twelve-year-old Shad Hadid has never quite fit in. The other kids at school don’t understand him, so he spends most of his time alone, cooking for his teta and daydreaming of opening his own Arabic bakery full of tasty treats. 

Everything changes when Shad receives an invitation to the mysterious Alexandria Academy, a fabled school for alchemists! But when he arrives, no one seems to know what alchemy is... meanwhile, back in Hopetown, Sophie’s own mother — the sweetest person she knows — goes rogue, and Sophie decides it’s up to her to find a cure for vampirism. 

Can Sophie take on a council of vampires, epic heists — and the real bad guys behind it all? What will Shad find as he unravels the mystery of Alexandria and all the sinister secrets of alchemy? Find out more when you and your young reader pick up these two outstanding tales, and join us LIVE at Books of Wonder for an energetic discussion of middle grade magical fun!

Wednesday, October 5th at 6:00PM
Live & In-Person at Books of Wonder on 17th Street!


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