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May 8, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ashland Public Library

66 Front St
Ashland, MA 01721
saadia faruqi
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Author Visit with Saadia Faruqi *For ages 5 and up

Monday, May 8, 2023

Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American author, essayist and interfaith activist. She writes the children’s early reader series Yasmin and other books for children, including middle grade novels A Place At The Table co-written with Laura Shovan (a Sydney Taylor Notable 2021), and A Thousand Questions (a South Asia Book Award Honor 2021). Her new book Yusuf Azeem Is Not A Hero details the experiences of the Muslim American community twenty years after 9/11. Saadia is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, a magazine for Muslim art, poetry and prose, and was featured in Oprah Magazine in 2017 as a woman making a difference in her community.

She will be discussing her new early chapter book series Marya Khan, as well as anything Yasmin related or about writing for kids in general.

You can find more information about Saadia at her website here.

You can pre-order books here from Aesop's Fable that will be available to pick up at the library.

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