EVENTS & MEDIA
March 22 Book Launch Event with Hatem Aly, at Words Bookstore, moderated by Alison Green Myers. Register here.
March 27 Virtual Storytime with Hatem Aly, at Source Booksellers, in partnership with the Arab American National Museum. Register here.
April 12-16 The University of Southern Mississippi Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival. Panel presentation: Play is Equity! The Role Picture Books Play in Creating a Just Society for Our Most Vulnerable Readers.
April 18 Virtual Storytime with Hatem Aly, at Little Shop of Stories, Decatur, GA, moderated by
author Rahim Snow. Join us here.
April 18-20 Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) Spring Virtual Conference. Panel presentation: Empowering and Enriching Learning Communities Through Cultural Appreciation, Not Cultural Appropriation.
April 29 Virtual Storytime with Hatem Aly at Cambridge Library, Canada. Register here.
May 9 A Ramadan Celebration. Craft Activities at the Jersey City Free Public Library.
May 19 Gaithersburg Book Festival. Moderator for Discovering the World panel.
June 8 NerdCamp Kansas. Panel presentation: Diving Into Research.
June 12 NerdCamp Connecticut. Panel presentation: Heroes of Our Own Stories. Register here.
Panel presentation: Play is Equity!
June 17 SCBWI Ohio Central and South Debut Picture Book Panel Presentation. Register here.
June 29 Highlights Foundation Muslim Storytellers Fellowship Informational Webinar. Register here.
Sept. 4 The Writing Barn: Connecting Our Past to Our Present through Art & Writing Panel Presentation. Register here.
Oct. 29 Meet the Author at Maehadza Bookshop in Indonesia! On Instagram Live @mae.bookish
Oct. 27 -
Dec. 29 Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Exhibit. Visit exhibit featuring IN MY MOSQUE here.
Nov. 13 Boonton Book Festival
Dec. 1 We Need Diverse Books Holiday Auction
Jan. 19 North Seattle College Presentation: How to Write Picture Books
Feb. 2 World Read Aloud Day. Register here for a 20 minute free classroom read aloud and Q&A.
March 15 Open Book Foundation School Visits
Articles and Interviews:
Watch. Connect. Read. Cover reveal for IN MY MOSQUE, and interview with Mr. Schu.
The TeachingBooks Blog. Interview and a collections of activities and resources for In My Mosque.
We Need Diverse Books. "Muslim People, Cultures, and Mosque Architecture are Diverse."
Inky Girl Interview with M.O. Yuksel and Hatem Aly.
Solutionary Stories "In My Mosque and Muslim Representation in Children's Books."
Writers' Rumpus "Interview with Debut Author, M.O. Yuksel, Plus a Giveaway!"
Colorful Pages "Countering Stereotypes & Creating Mirrors: An Interview with M.O. Yuksel"
12x12 Picture Book Challenge Featured Author: "Mining Your Memories Writing Exercise"
The Backstory: In My Mosque. An interview and giveaway.
Watch. Connect. Read. Cover reveal for ONE WISH, and interview with Mr. Schu.
IN MY MOSQUE featured in:
- USA TODAY "9 Creative Ways to Celebrate Ramadan with Kids"
- PBS.org "Children's Books by Arab American Authors and Illustrators" roundup
- Bookriot's "7 of the Best Picture Books About Eid"
- Chicago Parent's "8 Children's Books You Can Read This Ramadan"
- The Horn Book Guide's Book Bundle "Welcome"
More interviews and events coming soon!