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Soman Chainani

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Soman Chainani's first novel, The School for Good and Evil, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, has been on ABA's National Indie Bestseller List for 11 weeks, has been translated into languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios.

As a writer and film director, Soman's films have played at over 150 film festivals around the world, winning more than 30 jury and audience prizes, and his writing awards include honors from Big Bear Lake, New Draft, the CAPE Foundation, the Sun Valley Writers Fellowship, and the coveted Shasha Grant, awarded by a jury of international film executives.

When he's not telling stories or teaching in New York City, Soman is a die-hard tennis player who never lost a first-round match for ten years . . . until he started writing The School for Good and Evil. Now he loses all the time.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Fantasy
   Beasts and Beauty (2021)
Series contributed to
Soman Chainani recommends
The Magic Paintbrush (2024)
Eric Darnell and Kat Zhang
"Brimming with imagination and heart."
The Princess Protection Program (2024)
Alex London
"The Princess Protection Program is a delightful tongue in cheek twist on fairy tales and the magic school genre. Mixing the modern with the magical, author Alex London skewers popular fairy-tale tropes with a sharp wit and a loving, lighthearted touch, telling an empowering story where princesses learn to be their own fairy godmothers. An action-packed fantasy romp that young readers won't want to put down."
Adia Kelbara and the Circle of Shamans (2023)
(Adia Kelbara and the Circle of Shamans, book 1)
Isi Hendrix
"Deep, piercing, and urgent, Adia Kelbara and the Circle of Shamans marries historic heft with the soaring possibilities of magic to tell a spellbinding story of empowerment and liberation. Author Isi Hendrix makes a passion-packed entrance onto the middle grade stage, and readers of all ages will do well to pick up this first entry in a powerful new fantasy series."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Soman Chainani
Hope Wins (2022)
A Collection of Inspiring Stories for Young Readers
edited by
Rose Brock
Flying Lessons (2017)
edited by
Ellen Oh

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