I’m SO excited about attending tomorrow’s talk. Hanna Alkaf is my hero because she:
1) got published through Salaam Reads, my dream imprint.
2) has TWO KIDS UNDER FOUR!
3) has TWO KIDS UNDER FOUR!!!!
4) is incredibly humble, supportive, and very “if I did it, then so can you!”
I’m just sayin’. Wow. Can’t wait to hold her book in my haaaands next year.
Hanna’s Q&A will be my baby Husna’s first earthside literary event haha. See you all tomorrow at Kino inshaAllah ❤
Salaam Reads, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, welcomes manuscripts about Muslim children and young adults. Folks, start writing!
Check out their upcoming publications: Amina’s Voice and Yo Soy Muslim!
@SalaamReads, thank you for giving a voice to the many, many Muslim stories out there, just waiting to be heard ❤
I’m so excited about the diversity, peace and hope that these books offer. I grew up with Enid Blyton and other books that had characters who looked nothing like me. Now that I have a daughter, I see the importance of her reading books with more relatable characters and themes.
Speaking of which, my daughter loves “My Father’s Farm” and “My Mother’s Kitchen” – gorgeous Malaysian picturebooks filled with native joy, written by Emila Yusof. It’s so cool to see beautifully illustrated Malaysian flora and fauna.
When I point to Dina, the main character in the storybooks, and ask my daughter who that is, she grins, points to herself and says, “Taskeen!” ❤