Former teacher and author Jamar J. Perry’s sequel to Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms, is described as Percy Jackson meets Black Panther. In Cameron Battle and the Escape Trials, Perry continues the story of protagonist, Cameron, in a rich West African and Igbo history and mythology-inspired world. Emmy Award–nominated producer and director Kiyash Monsef’s Once There Was is described as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them meets Nail Gaiman. In Monsef’s folkloric tale, protagonist Marjan grapples with the loss of her father and the discovery of magical creatures she thought were purely fiction. Join Perry and Monsef for a conversation about fantasy centering young protagonists inspired by diverse cultures and histories.
Moderator: PJ Hoover
Book Signing: 4:00 PM at Children’s Book Signing TentJamar Perry, Kiyash Monsef, Cameron Battle and the Escape Trials, Once There WasJamar Perry, Kiyash Monsef, Cameron Battle and the Escape Trials, Once There Was