I’m thrilled today to do a very special cover reveal for Saadia Faruqi’s debut children’s book series, Yasmin.
Meet Yasmin! by
Yasmin Ahmad is a spirited second-grader who’s always on the lookout for those “aha” moments to help her solve life’s little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation―assuming her imagination doesn’t get too big, of course! A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani American family will delight and inspire readers. [easy reader, for ages 5 and up]
It’s an early reader about a Muslim, Pakistani American girl and her family. Yasmin Ahmad is a strong girl character with a knack for solving problems in unique ways, and the book subtly weaves Muslim traditions into fun, relatable stories.
Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American writer, interfaith activist and cultural sensitivity trainer recently profiled in O Magazine. She is author of the adult short story collection, “Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan”. Her essays have been published in Huffington Post, Upworthy and NBC Asian America. She resides in Houston, TX with her husband and children.
Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured on television and in multiple publications worldwide. He lives in New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people. When he’s not dealing with dogs barking and blank pieces of paper waiting to be filled, he draws, a lot. One of the books he drew is The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz which won awards despite illustrations of a farting dragon, a 2 headed cat and stinky cheese. Other books he illustrated are: Taksheera (Words by: Naseeba Alozeibi), and The Giant Egg (by: Thuraya Khaled).
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