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Saadia Faruqi

  • 5 stars across 44 books
Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American writer, essayist and interfaith activist. She writes for a number of publications including the Huffington Post, and is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, a magazine for Muslim art, poetry and prose. Her adult short story collection Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan was published in 2015. She resides in Houston, TX with her husband and children. Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured in multiple publications worldwide. He currently lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people. When he is not dipping cookies in a cup of tea or staring at blank pieces of paper, he is usually drawing books. One of the books he illustrated is The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz, which won a Newbery Honor and other awards despite Hatem's drawings of a farting dragon, a two-headed cat, and stinky cheese.
4th October 2018

Yasmin Pack A of 4

Meet Yasmin! Yasmin Ahmad is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those "aha" moments to help her so... MoreYasmin Pack A of 4

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4th October 2018

Yasmin the Painter

Yasmin's painting for the art contest is due Friday, but she has lots of excuses for putting it off. She doesn't know wh... MoreYasmin the Painter

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11th July 2019

Yasmin the Superhero

Superhero Yasmin! She's got the cape. She's got the mask. Now she just needs a villain to defeat! While she's looking fo... MoreYasmin the Superhero

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11th July 2019

Yasmin the Chef

Yasmin loves hosting parties! Music, friends, fun! But what she doesn't love is the spicy food her Pakistani family serv... MoreYasmin the Chef

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8th August 2019

Yasmin the Teacher

Yasmin's teacher, Ms. Alex, gets called away and puts Yasmin in charge! Being a teacher will be a doddle But when things... MoreYasmin the Teacher

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1st October 2020

Yasmin the Writer

Ms Alex has assigned Yasmin's class to write about their heroes. Yasmin loves to write but she can't decide who her hero... MoreYasmin the Writer

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3rd September 2020

Yasmin the Football Star

Everyone in Yasmin's gym class is excited to play football . . . except for Yasmin. She's seen the pros play and it look... MoreYasmin the Football Star

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3rd September 2020

Yasmin the Friend

Yasmin knows exactly what she wants to play when her friends come over. But it turns out her friends have their own idea... MoreYasmin the Friend

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12th November 2020

A Thousand Questions

Set against the backdrop of Karachi, Pakistan, Saadia Faruqi’s tender and honest middle grade novel tells the story of t... MoreA Thousand Questions

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2nd September 2021

Yasmin the Scientist

Everyone seems to have an idea for the science project except for Yasmin! After some failed experiments, Yasmin’s snack ... MoreYasmin the Scientist

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