Five More Recently Announced Children's Books by Muslim Authors

Get excited for these upcoming kids books from Muslim American authors, announced in Publishers Weekly.

Five More Recently Announced Children's Books by Muslim Authors
These five Muslim authors have recently announced books across a variety of ages.

Get excited for these upcoming kids books from Muslim American authors, announced in Publishers Weekly. Make sure to check back on Fann for updates on release dates and more!

1. "Hello, Feet!," "Hello, Hands!," "Hello, Face!," and "Hello, Body!" by Aya Khalil (board books)

Aya Khalil
Aya Khalil

"Lisa Rosinsky at Barefoot Books has bought a four-book series of board books ('Hello, Feet!;' 'Hello, Hands!;' 'Hello, Face!;' and 'Hello, Body!') by Aya Khalil ('Our World Egypt;' 'The Night Before Eid'). Each photo-illustrated book introduces babies to the amazing things their bodies can do. Publication is planned for spring 2024; Brent Taylor at Triada US sold world rights."

2. "Summer Sunday" by Leila Boukarim, illustrated by Ruaida Manna (picture book)

Leila Boukarim
Leila Boukarim

"Nan Froman at Groundwood Books has bought world rights to 'Summer Sunday' by Leila Boukarim, illustrated by Ruaida Mannaa; Samantha Dewaele will edit. The whole family is coming over for Sunday lunch and Yasmine is making the hummus ... except she's never made it before. With help from her baba, Yasmine gets to work, but wonders if her dish will taste like real Lebanese hummus. Publication is slated for winter 2025; Hannah VanVels Ausbury at Belcastro Agency represented the author, and Naima Danawi at Illozoo represented the illustrator."

3. "Kareem Between" by Shifa Saltagi Safadi (middle grade)

Shifa Saltagi Safadi
Shifa Saltagi Safadi

"Ruta Rimas at Putnam has bought 'Kareem Between' by Shifa Saltagi Safadi, a novel in verse about a Syrian American middle-schooler who loves football, his Muslim faith and his country, and the painful conflict when his identity comes under attack. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Janine Le at Janine Le Literary Agency sold world rights."

4. "Eid Tale" by Aaliya Jaleel (board book)

Aaliya Jaleel
Aaliya Jaleel

"Meredith Mundy at Abrams Appleseed has bought Aaliya Jaleel's interactive board book 'Eid Tale,' a celebration of the Muslim holiday of Eid featuring gatefolds, die-cut pages, and illustrations centered around different aspects of the holiday. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Caryn Wiseman at Andrea Brown Literary Agency sold world rights."

5. "This Book Won't Burn" by Samira Ahmed (young adult)

Samira Ahmed
Samira Ahmed

"Alvina Ling at Little, Brown has acquired 'This Book Won't Burn' by Samira Ahmed ('Internment'), about a teenage girl who must stand up to her school's book-banning policies. Publication is planned for summer 2025; Joanna Volpe at New Leaf Literary and Media sold world rights."

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