Meet the Author: Samira Ahmed with Special Guests at the Skokie Public Library

We are thrilled to partner with Skokie Public Library for an afternoon of literary fun featuring middle-grade author Samira Ahmed, in conversation with a panel of women authors comprising Emi Watanabe-Cohen, Reese Eschmann, Jessie Ann Foley, and Kate Hannigan. Don't miss this celebration for the release of New York Times bestselling and critically-acclaimed author Samira Ahmed’s The Quest for the Ring of Power, the highly-anticipated second book in the Amira & Hamza series that takes readers on a magical Indiana Jones-style quest to retrieve an artifact or risk the end of worlds.  Like her characters, Samira Ahmed is Indian American and weaves a rich fantasy setting that delves into Islamic mythology and history. This event is free and open to the public. Books by all of the authors will be available for sale and signing!

More About The Quest for the Ring of Power: Amira and Hamza are back in this epic sequel, which takes readers on a thrilling magical adventure as the siblings face their most terrifying and formidable opponent yet. They have returned from Qaf, the magical Jinn world, as triumphant heroes—and life has been pleasantly quiet. Too quiet. Hamza is determined to have one last monumental, epic adventure before summer ends. But when sneaking off to explore an old, abandoned castle goes from life-changing adventure to potentially deadly, Amira and Hamza find themselves in the middle of another dangerous quest to save the worlds. One they didn’t bargain for. The siblings are brought face to face with the evil dev, Ahriman, angry and out for revenge. And if Amira and Hamza thought Ifrit was bad, his dad Ahriman, the last in an ancient line of fire spirits, is far worse. Ahriman kidnaps Hamza and forces him to help locate the lost Ring of Power, an ancient and mysterious artifact that will allow him to rule the universe. Desperate to save her brother, Amira must outsmart perilous traps and confounding puzzles in a race against time to retrieve the artifact before Ahriman does, or say goodbye to Hamza and their world forever.

More About Samira Ahmed: She is the bestselling author of Love, Hate & Other FiltersInternmentMad, Bad & Dangerous to Know, and  Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds, as well as a Ms. Marvel comic book mini-series.  Her poetry, essays, and short stories have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies including the New York TimesTake the MicColor Outside the LinesVampires Never Get Old and A Universe of Wishes. She was born in Bombay, India, and grew up in Batavia, Illinois, in a house that smelled like fried onions, spices, and potpourri. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Samira has taught high school English in both the suburbs of Chicago and New York City, worked in education non-profits, and spent time on the road for political campaigns. She invites you to visit her online at


Event date: 

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Amira & Hamza: The Quest for the Ring of Power By Samira Ahmed Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316318617
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2022

Amira and Hamza are back in this epic sequel, which takes readers on a thrilling magical adventure as the siblings face their most terrifying and formidable opponent yet.

All human and jinn kind shall bow down to me.