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Rakestraw Books presents Samira Ahmed & "The Quest For the Ring of Power" at local schools

Samira Ahmed, Amira & Hamza: The Quest for the Ring of Power

Rakestraw Books is SO excited to bring New York Times best-selling author Samira Ahmed to visit local middle schools (virtually)!  She will introduce her newest book, a follow up to the best-selling Amira & Hamza: The War To Save the Worlds, called Amira & Hamza: The Quest for the Ring of Power. It is another fabulous rollicking fantasy adventure! 

Reviews for the Amira & Hamza series:

"... a universe-hopping, time-traveling, mind-bending story that glows with enough energy to rival the moon. Brimming with science and magic alike, it's also a bighearted and funny adventure, and readers will cheer Amira and Hamza every step of the way."-- Trenton Lee Stewart, bestselling author of The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Secret Keepers

"Ifrit and Jinn and Peris, oh my! This rollicking adventure weaves together ancient Islamic stories, modern day U.S. pop culture, sibling squabbles and death-defying feats. Amira and Hamza are my Chosen Ones!" -- Sayantani DasGupta, New York Times-bestselling author of the Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond series

" ... a hilarious and heartwarming adventure starring everyone's new favorite siblings. Samira weaves a tale that deftly connects three cultures--American, Indian, and pop culture." -- bestselling author Kwame Mbalia

Amid myriad twists and turns, Amira and Hamza emerge as smart, funny, likable protagonists with emotional ranges that render them believable even while everything around them is fantastical. -- Booklist

We are offering SIGNED BOOKPLATES (they should arrive on Fri, 9/23) and FREE SCHOOL DELIVERY! To qualify for free delivery to your school, the order must be placed by 5PM on Thursday, September 22nd (the day after the event). Select School Event Delivery during checkout and in the Comment Box note the name of school, student, and teacher. We'll get the books to the schools as soon as we receive the signed bookplates from the author. You can also select in-store pickup or purchase in-store anytime. 

Order your copies below.

New to the Amira & Hamza series?  Save $2 by buying both books in the series (The War To Save the Worlds and The Quest for the Ring of Power).  We'll adjust the price when we process your order.


[Top photo from left to right: Smira Ahmed author photo, Amira & Hamza: The Quest for the Ring of Power" final cover art]

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Event address: 

Local Schools Virtually
Danville, CA 94526
Amira & Hamza: The Quest for the Ring of Power By Samira Ahmed Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316318617
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2022

Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds By Samira Ahmed Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316540483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2022