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Saadia Faruqi

Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American author, essayist, and interfaith activist. She writes the children's early reader series Yasmin (Capstone) and other books for children, including middle-grade novels A Place at the Table (HMH/Clarion 2020), co-written with Laura Shovan, and A Thousand Questions (HarperCollins 2020). She has also written Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan, a short story collection for adults and teens. Saadia is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, a magazine for Muslim art, poetry, and prose, and was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine in 2017 as a woman making a difference in her community. She resides in Houston, Texas, with her husband and children.


Welcome to Arab Stories

Celebrate Arab American history and culture this April and every day of the year with books! From children’s books to graphic novels, cookbooks, essays, poetry and more, Arab American authors tell their own stories in their own words on our Arab American Heritage Month title list. See some of our favorites below, including charmingly-illustrated children’s

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