Real Street Kidz Author Quentin Holmes Releases ‘Art of Authenticity’

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Age appropriate, contemporary story about friendship, teamwork, and overcoming adversity

On April 30th author, entrepreneur, and brand creator Quentin Holmes will release Art of Authenticity, the second book in the Real Street Kidz Multicultural Children’s Book Series at the 16th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (University of Southern California Campus, Booth #547).

About Real Street Kidz: Art of Authenticity

The Real Street Kidz are back! Still Chasing Action, still beating the odds! Last time they saved the neighborhood center, but this time they may need to save themselves! The Art of Authenticity begins right where the exciting Chasing Action ended, with Chase competing against his archrival and former best friend Junior. Soon after the competition however the boys find themselves neck deep in a competition of a completely different kind. They come to the aid of a local designer named Art whose business is about to be taken over by a ruthless designer named Shyne O.C. The boys might be able to save Art, but it could mean losing their pride and integrity to do it! This adventure is so big each of the boys has to take a turn telling the story!!! They even enlist the aid of the fiery Jazz… and her crew! How far will they go to try to “outshine Shyne” and to win the Long Beach Fashion Expo? Will they copy Shyne’s ruthless success or stick to their own authenticity and learn that true victory comes by working together and being true to themselves?

Along with Art of Authenticity, all-new Teachers Guides will be released for both books in the series. These guides provide teachers an excellent starting point towards introducing multiculturalism into their classrooms. Both guides can be downloaded for free at!

Quentin Holmes continues to demonstrate a steadfast passion for bringing kids together on a global level using this great series. “Through the series, I hope that children from all cultures will realize that it is not about your race, but it is your character that really counts. If this happens, then children will begin seeing themselves integrated and will have a greater ability to create meaningful experiences with people from all walks of life,” says Holmes.

The Real Street Kidz Multicultural Children’s Book Series can be purchased at and

For more information about Real Street Kidz, please visit

2011 Book Fair Schedule:
Los Angeles Times Book Festival (Los Angeles, CA), April 30 – May 1, 2011
Chicago Printers Row (Chicago, IL), June 4 – June 5, 2011
Harlem Book Fair (New York, New York), July 23, 2011
Orange County Children’s Book Festival (Costa Mesa, CA), October 2, 2011

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