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Preeti Chhibber is an author, speaker, and freelancer. She's written for SYFY, Polygon, and The Mary Sue, among others. In 2022, she released the first book in an all-new original Spider-Man trilogy, Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma. She has several books and anthology appearances on the way but for now you can find her co-hosting the podcasts Desi Geek Girls and Tar Valon or Bust.
1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
State Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
Fighting for Justice: Middle Grade Superheroes and Sleuths
with Preeti Chhibber and Frank Morelli
2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Spider-Man's Social Dilemma!
The first in a three-book middle grade novel series by Spider-Man's number one fan and hilarious fiction writer, Preeti Chhibber!
Peter Parker has been swinging and thwipping his way through New York City as Spider-Man for just a few months, and balancing his double life is complicated. He goes to school and tries not to embarrass himself in front of his crush, MJ; he takes photos for the Daily Bugle and tries not to embarrass himself in front of his boss, J. Jonah Jameson; and he fights crime in the evenings and . . . well, he’s kind of always trying to not embarrass himself. Easier said than done when you’re a teen with spider powers you’re still getting used to.
On top of all that, the notorious villain the Sandman is acting more strangely than ever, social media seems to be taking a toll on MJ, and someone keeps trying to steal an artifact that’s supposedly powered by alien matter . . . which can’t be good. Something eerie is going on, and Peter is determined to figure out what it is before things go from weird to dangerous.
Told with Preeti Chhibber’s incomparable voice, which balances wit and charm with teenage earnestness and vulnerability, this series is full of action-adventure, humor, friendship, and, of course, heroism.
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