In-person Book Signing: Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds by Samira Ahmed

Join us for an outdoor book-signing celebrating Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds by Samira Ahmed!



  • This book-signing will be held just outside Women & Children First bookstore (5233 N. Clark St.).
  • Tickets are required to join the signing line. (Yes, one ticket gets your whole family in the line!)
  • There are two ticket options:
    • A ticket that includes one copy of MIRA & HAMZA, which ticket-holders will pick up at the event.
    • A ticket that ensures access to the signing line for a meet-and-greet with the author.
  • In addition to signing AMIRA & HAMZA, Samira will also sign copies of her previously published books, either brought from home or purchased during the event.
  • Samira will remain seated behind the signing table, but is happy to pose for photos.


On the day of a rare super blue blood moon eclipse, twelve-year-old Amira and her little brother, Hamza, can’t stop their bickering while attending a special exhibit on medieval Islamic astronomy. While stargazer Amira is wowed by the amazing gadgets, a bored Hamza wanders off, stumbling across the mesmerizing and forbidden Box of the Moon. Amira can only watch in horror as Hamza grabs the defunct box and it springs to life, setting off a series of events that could shatter their world—literally.

Suddenly, day turns to night, everyone around Amira and Hamza falls under a sleep spell, and a chunk of the moon breaks off, hurtling toward them at lightning speed, as they come face-to-face with two otherworldly creatures: jinn.

The jinn reveal that the siblings have a role to play in an ancient prophecy. Together, they must journey to the mystical land of Qaf, battle a great evil, and end a civil war to prevent the moon—the stopper between realms—from breaking apart and unleashing terrifying jinn, devs, and ghuls onto earth. Or they might have to say goodbye to their parents and life as they know it, forever.…


Samira Ahmed is the New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate, & Other Filters and Internment. She was born in Bombay, India, and has lived in New York, Chicago, and Kauai, where she spent a year searching for the perfect mango. She currently resides in the Midwest. Find her online at and on Twitter and Instagram @sam_aye_ahm.


Event date: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316540469
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021