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Saadia Faruqi and Hatem Aly (The Children's Book Podcast #455)

August 14, 2018

MEET YASMIN   

 

Saadia Faruqi (@SaadiaFaruqi) and Hatem Aly (@metahatem) are the author and illustrator, respectively, of MEET YASMIN!, a new series of chapter books featuring spirited second-grader Yasmin Ahmad and her multigenerational family. Yasmin's curiosity about the world and the discoveries she makes regularly through observation of life and the world around her are great for young readers with eyes wide to the world. 

 

  

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Yasmin 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.

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR:

Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American author, essayist and interfaith activist. “Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan” is her debut adult fiction book, and her children’s early reader series “Yasmin” will be published by Capstone in August 2018. She trains various audiences including faith groups and law enforcement on topics pertaining to Islam, and has been featured in Oprah Magazine in 2017 as a woman making a difference in her community. She is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, a magazine for Muslim art, poetry and prose. She resides in Houston, TX with her husband and children.

 

Learn more about Saadia Faruqi at saadiafaruqi.com

 

And purchase any one of Saadia's books for you, your readers, a friend, or a library HERE.

Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured on television and in multiple publications worldwide. He currently live in New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people. When he is 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.

 

Learn more about Hatem Aly at metahatem.com

 

And purchase any one of Hatem's books for you, your readers, a friend, or a library HERE.

 

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