Jamar Perry with Julian Winters - Cameron Battle and the Escape Trials!

Calling all Percy Jackson fans, those who love mythology and magical creatures, and anyone who loves a great middle grade book series (that should cover everyone who has ever existed, right?), are you ready to save the world? Did you say "no"??? Well, good thing we're getting Cameron Battle back in a whole new adventure to do it for us! That's right, a brand new Cameron Battle book is coming our way, and the brilliant author, Jamar Perry, is coming to tell us all about it!! But Jamar isn't coming alone, he's bringing our bookish bestie, Julian Winters, along with him for a whole night full of nefarious gods, West African history + mythology, laughs, and literary FUN!!! Get ready to lose yourself in the world of Chidani and see below for more deets:

Tickets:

Admission: $0 That's right, admission is free! However, you still need to "purchase" a ticket for everyone in your group! Please register here to attend

Pre-Order a copy of Cameron Battle and the Escape Trials below. You must purchase a book in order to enter the signing line!

Venue:

Little Shop of Stories - Upstairs Event Space

About the Book:

After his first adventure as the Descendant, Cameron can't sit through seventh grade classes. Especially when his mother is still trapped in Chidani and his father is still missing. But he encounters a particularly nasty bully in his new school, and it doesn't take long for Cameron and his trusty friends Zion and Aliyah to realize that the troubles of Chidani won't stay away for long.

With the Book to guide them, Cameron and his crew end up transported to Chidani sooner than anticipated--and the gods and goddesses they encounter don't intend to make Cameron's journey easy. Can he finally outwit and outlast the villainous god set on destroying their worlds?

Inspired by West African and Igbo history and mythology, this middle-grade fantasy celebrates the triumphs and challenges of a boy finding his path to greatness.

About the Author:

Jamar J. Perry is the author of Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms. He received his PhD in literacy education, language, culture, and social inquiry from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before, he taught middle school language arts for four years, where the majority of the students were Black boys. Like Cameron, he hopes that one day all Black boys can understand how magical and joyful they really are, no matter how different they may feel.

Julian Winters is a bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary young adult fiction. His novels Running with Lions, How to Be Remy Cameron, and The Summer of Everything received accolades for their positive depictions of diverse, relatable characters. A former management trainer, Julian currently lives outside of Atlanta, where he can be found reading, being a self-proclaimed comic book geek, or watching the only two sports he can follow--volleyball and soccer.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
Cameron Battle and the Escape Trials By Jamar J. Perry Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547607259
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 28th, 2023

Fans of Rick Riordan will lose themselves in the exciting world of Chidani--where the last descendant must fight to save the world!


Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms By Jamar J. Perry Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781547611317
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - November 29th, 2022

Inspired by West African and Igbo history and mythology, this adventurous middle-grade fantasy debut perfect for fans of Aru Shah and Tristan Strong celebrates the triumphs and challenges of a boy finding his truth path to greatness.

As the true Descendant, I command to open
The door to Chidani; it shall be broken