Hello bookish friends! Faiza and I are back with another Book Discussion! One year ago today, S.K. Ali’s second young adult novel Love from A to Z was released. In honor of its first birthday, Faiza and I thought it would be fun to discuss one of our all-time favorite YA books. Love from A to Z is a story of two Muslim teens as they navigate personal challenges, friendships, and fall in love for the first time.
We participated in the Countdown to Love from A to Z Blog Tour last year. Read our post A to Z Reasons to Read Love from A to Z right here!
Read on for our thoughts on Love from A to Z!
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Once Upon an Eid is a middle grade anthology centered on the experience, meaning, and feeling of Eid. Fifteen Muslim authors across the cultural spectrum contribute short stories that highlight the diversity within the Muslim community. In addition to short stories, Once Upon an Eid includes a comic and poetry. This anthology is the first of its kind in children’s literature (to my knowledge), and hopefully marks the start of many more like it to come.
Once Upon an Eid is edited by S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed with art by Sara Alfageeh. Authors included in this anthology are: Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Aisha Saeed, Asmaa Hussein, S.K. Ali, Candice Montgomery, Rukhsana Khan, Hena Khan, G. Willow Wilson, N.H. Senzai, Ashley Franklin, Hanna Alkaf, Huda Al-Marashi, Ayesha Mattu, and Randa Abdel-Fattah.
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Hello/Salaam everyone! Ramadan Mubarak and welcome to the 4th annual Ramadan Readathon! I love taking part in this event that boosts Muslim authors and their books. It’s been such a joy to watch this initiative grow and evolve over the last four years. Thank you Nadia for all of your hard work in organizing this event! Head over to her blog for more info about Ramadan Readathon 2020.
In 2018, I created the first Ramadan Readathon Book Tag and was thrilled to see many of you participate. This year’s Ramadan Readathon is inspired by the upcoming middle grade anthology Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices. I was lucky enough to read an e-ARC of this book, and I loved it so much!! Each of the fifteen stories is centered around a specific theme. I thought it would be fun to turn them into book tag prompts. Or feel free to adapt the prompts to complete the Instagram photo challenge Nadia posted here.
Make sure to link back to this post, use #RamadanReadathon, and tag @MuslimReadathon on Twitter and Instagram.
So, I now present to you the Once Upon A Ramadan Book Tag!
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