Nadia Shammas and Sara Alfageeh
Harper Collins / Fall 2021
Squire is a young adult graphic novel set in a alternate fantasy Middle East/north Africa. It is about a young girl between borders, who joins the army in hopes to become a knight, while learning what it means to be in a system where the greater good doesn't include those who looks like you.
This young adult comic, due to be released in Fall 2021, will tell the tale of Aiza, a 14-year-old, as she trains as a squire with the hope of becoming a knight in the military of the collapsing Bayt-Saji Empire.
Shammas and Alfageeh will explore themes of identity, war, and the dangers of nationalism.