Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria
George Jreije
Twelve-year-old Shad Hadid is an aspiring baker whose life is uprooted when he discovers he’s descended from a long line of alchemists.

Sent to the mysterious Alexandria Academy, a fabled school for alchemists, he hopes he’ll find safety and learn more about the ancient science. But when he arrives, no one at the school seems to know what alchemy is! As Shad digs deeper into the mystery, he discovers a sinister evil lurking in the shadows, and only he holds the key to stopping—or fulfilling—their plans.

With the fate of the alchemy world on the line, can Shad defeat this sinister foe?
About the book
George Jreije
HarperCollins Children's Books
Release Date
Oct 4, 2022
Middle Grade
George Jreije
I wrote this book because I didn't see heroes like myself represented in children's literature. This book is a celebration of Arab culture just as much as a fun, action-packed new fantasy that children and adults alike will understand.

Please consider purchasing my diverse debut novel, sharing it with those you believe will enjoy it, and supporting independent bookstores in the process!
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