Tucson Festival of Books

Mythical Quests and Thrilling Adventures


Ordinary children engage in epic quests to solve problems in their communities through connections to tales deeply embedded in their cultures, including the Filipino spirit world, West African monsters and heroes, and Japanese Shinto mythology. Exciting adventures and superpowers collide with modern characters and real life. The popularity of global mythologies started with the Aru Shah fantasies by Roshani Chokshi, the first Rick Riordan Present series.


Panelists
Roseanne A. Brown

Roseanne A. Brown is an immigrant from the West African nation of Ghana and a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she completed the Jimenez-Porter Writers' House program. Her debut novel, "A Song of Wraiths and Ruin," was an instant New York Times best-seller, an Indie Bestseller and received six starred reviews....

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Roshani Chokshi

Roshani Chokshi is the award-winning author of The New York Times best-selling series The Star-Touched Queen, "The Gilded Wolves" and "Aru Shah and The End of Time," which Time Magazine named one of the Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time....

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Misa Sugiura

Misa Sugiura's ancestors include a poet, a priestess, a samurai and a stowaway. She is the author of three critically acclaimed young adult novels: the AALA Award-winning "It's Not Like It's a Secret," NYPL Best Book "This Time Will Be Different" and a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard book "Love & Other Natural Disasters....

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Books:
Rick Riordan Presents: Serwa Boateng's Guide to Witchcraft and Mayhem
Roseanne A. Brown
Children
Disney Publishing Worldwide
January 2023
ISBN 9781368066464
304 pages
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Rick Riordan Presents Serwa Boateng's Guide to Vampire Hunting (a Serwa Boateng Novel, Book 1)
Roseanne A. Brown
Children
Disney Publishing Worldwide
January 2022
ISBN 9781368066365
400 pages

Rick Riordan Presents: The Spirit Glass
Roshani Chokshi
Children
Disney Publishing Worldwide
January 2023
ISBN 9781368093392
320 pages
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Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1)
Roshani Chokshi
Children
Disney-Hyperion
March 2019
ISBN 9781368023566
384 pages
$7.99, OUTOFSTOCK
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Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind
Misa Sugiura
Children
Random House Children's Books
February 2023
ISBN 9780593564066
384 pages
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Momo Arashima Breaks the Mirror of the Sun
Misa Sugiura
Children
Random House Children's Books
February 2024
ISBN 9780593564103
368 pages
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