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Meet Chaz Young, Author of Travels to Fahdamin-Ra

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The lives of fourteen and twelve year old Celestine and Joel Bridges change forever when they uncover a family secret. They are descendants of "Creators" who were given a world to rule with superhuman powers. The siblings travel to the world of Fahdamin-Ra and use their newfound abilities. Making friends among the three tribes, the Harun, the Masamba, and the Jabulani, they joyfully use their powers to cure, fly, and create animals. However, their fun soon turns to serious work when the Fahdamins are threatened by the evil Shadow Men, who have unusual abilities of their own. Can they triumph over this group of brutal men, or will they be expelled from Fahdamin-Ra forever?

Though she has always had a fascination with Africa and Nigeria in particular, Chaz Young was born and raised in Maine, though she has lived in California, Virgina, and Puerto Rico. She married Arnold, a black man, and they have two children.

Chaz wrote her book, "Travels to Fahdamin-Ra" for her children because they wanted a fantasy adventure story where brown kids were the heroes. She got the idea from her husband, who has little marks behind his earlobes and he joked that if he went to the right village in Africa, they would make him Chief of their tribe. Chaz gave the main characters of Celestine,Joel, and their father, Raymond Bridges marks like that so when they went to Fahdamin-Ra, it showed that they were Creators with supernatural abilities. Needless to say, the Bridges family is based on the Young family, who gives Chaz lots of feedback on her characters.

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Young Adult
Adventure
Africa
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