Magic Goes Global: The MarvellersSunday, May 8 | 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
- In-Person Only
Young Readers Stage
- Middle Grade
- Outdoor (Free)
- Science Fiction & Fantasy
A talented young person with remarkable powers is accepted into an elite magic school, where they encounter new friendships, old rivalries, and plenty of adventure. Think you know that story already? Think again, because in her middle-grade debut, The Marvellers, bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton breathes fresh (and beautifully inclusive) new life into the magic school trope. Ella is an eleven-year-old Black girl from New Orleans, and her classmates hail from all around the world, bringing their own global traditions and supernatural powers to bear on this spellbinding new fantasy world. The result? Simply marvelous. You won’t want to miss this thrilling introduction to the world of The Marvellers as Clayton is interviewed by Tiffany Golden, teaching artist at Oakland-based youth writing and publishing center Chapter 510. Ages 8–12.
Book signing information: Flashlight Books Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at in the park, 2:15 PM