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Pizza/hot dogs, meet and greet and book signing!
Three awesome authors are coming to Fort Worth!
Nick Brooks, author of middle grade novel, Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont and Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond, Authors of non-fiction children's picture book, Black Boy, Black Boy: Celebrate the Power of You!
More About Nick Brooks and Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont
Nick Brooks, Author of Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont (releases Oct 4) published by Union Square Kids ISBN 9781454945574, hardcover,$16.99 list price. Fiction Middle Grade, reading level 8-12 yrs.
Book Summary: Something cool happening in Ferrous City? Not a chance. Until one day . . . when self-proclaimed genius inventor Ethan Fairmont runs into an abandoned car factory to avoid a local bully and accidentally stumbles across his ex-best friend Kareem, new kid Juan Carlos, and an extraterrestrial visitor. Cheese (the alien) is stuck on Earth in need of some serious repairs, spicy snacks--and absolute, total secrecy. That's easier said than done when mysterious agents descend on Ferrous City to search for Cheese. With time running out and their family and friends in potential danger, can Ethan, Kareem, and Juan Carlos pull off an intergalactic rescue before they're all found out?
E.T. meets Stranger Things in the kickoff to Nick Brooks's middle-grade series that weaves contemporary issues of racial profiling, industrial community struggles, and everyday life in a fast-paced out-of-this-world adventure.
About Nick Brooks: Nick Brooks is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. His short film Hoop Dreamin' earned him the George Lucas Scholar Award and was a finalist in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Film Fest. His short film Bee won the James Bridges and Jack Larson Award for Writing and Directing and premiered at the American Black Film Festival. Nick currently lives in Los Angeles, California; he's originally from Washington, D.C.
In 2016, Nick created and launched his children's books series, The Adventures of Yani. The series gained national attention and is currently used at schools across the country. This is his debut middle-grade novel.
More About Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond and Black Boy, Black Boy: Celebrate the Power of You
Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond, Authors of Black Boy, Black Boy: Celebrate the Power of You (released Aug 9) published by Sourcebooks ISBN 9781728250649, hardcover, $17.99 list price. Nonfiction Elementary Children's Picture Book, reading level 4-8yrs.
From athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick to musician Sam Cooke, inventor Elijah McCoy and writer Chinua Achebe, there are so many inspirational men in Black history. This lyrical, rhythmic text encourages boys to imagine everything they can be and the great things they can do, drawing on the strength of people throughout history that paved the way for Black boys today.
Black Boy, Black Boy tells today's boys: you have the courage, you are the light. It's a new day! Be inspired and motivated by drawing on the history of the role models that came before you.
About Authors Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond: Ali Biko Sulaiman Kamanda is an award-winning filmmaker and social entrepreneur from Sierra Leone, West Africa. He runs BIKO Studios, a cross-cultural film production company and is the President of Salone Rising, a not-for-profit organization that provides micro-financing and mentoring resources to small business owners in rural Sierra Leone. Jorge Redmond currently works in the Buncombe County District Attorney's office as an Assistant District Attorney, and as an adjunct professor in South College's Legal Department. Ali and Jorge are college friends, and BLACK BOY, BLACK BOY is their debut book.