EVENTS & MEDIA
Jan 24 Toronto District School Board Islamic Heritage Committee & Equity Dept Presentations
Feb. 1 World Read Aloud Day. Register here for a 20 minute free classroom read aloud and Q&A.
March 2 SCBWI Rochester Area Children's Writers and Illustrators Presentation: Writing Hacks, Tips, & Tricks
March 28 PBS Kids Storytime Presentation
April 1 Poughkeepsie Children's Book Festival
May 1-4 Highlights Foundation Muslim Storyteller Fellowship Symposium
May 6 Hudson Children's Book Festival
July 16-20 Highlights Foundation Summer Camp in Nonfiction Faculty Member. Register here.
Sept 23 Rye Children's Book Festival
Sept 30 Chappaqua Children's Book Festival
Oct 1 Maplewood South Orange Children's Book Festival
Oct 7 Warwick Children's Book Festival
Nov 16-19 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention Panel Presentations
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 3 ONE WISH Virtual Book Launch at the Books of Wonder.
March 15 Open Book Foundation School Visit
March 20 Highlights Foundation Muslim Writers Fellowship Retreat
April 6 Little Shop of Stories Bookstore: Celebrate Ramadan! M.O. Yuksel & Mariam Quraishi in Conversation with Reem Faruqi.
April 7 The University of Southern Mississippi Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival: Panel Presentation: From Primary Sources to Published: How to Get Published in Children's Nonfiction.
April 9 Source Booksellers & the Arab American National Museum: Special Virtual ONE WISH Storytime.
June 6 Welcome Home Jersey City Story & Craft Time
June 10 NerdCamp Connecticut: Using Writing Exercises to Generate Story Ideas
June 18 Books of Wonder: Picture Book Biography Panel Discussion
July 10 Indigo Bookstore Storytime
July 15 NerdCamp Pennsylvania: Centering Children Outside the Mainstream Panel
July 15-19 Guest Faculty Member, Highlights Foundation Summer Camp in Nonfiction.
Oct. 1 Rye Children's Book Festival
Oct. 2 Maplewood Children's Book Festival
Oct. 16-19 Guest Faculty Member, Highlights Foundation Filling the Writer's Toolbox
Dec. 1-4 Highlights Foundation Muslim Storytellers Fellowship Retreat
March 22 IN MY MOSQUE Virtual Book Launch at Words Bookstore.
March 27 Source Booksellers & the Arab American National Museum: Special Virtual IN MY MOSQUE Storytime
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 Little Shop of Stories Bookstore: M.O. Yuksel & Hatem Aly in conversation with Rahim Snow.
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 Cambridge Library, Canada: IN MY MOSQUE Virtual Storytime
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 presentations: Heroes of Our Own Stories, and Play is Equity!
June 17 SCBWI Ohio Central and South Debut Picture Book Panel Presentation.
June 29 Highlights Foundation Muslim Storytellers Fellowship Informational Webinar.
Sept. 4 The Writing Barn: Connecting Our Past to Our Present through Art & Writing Panel Presentation.
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
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.
Nonfiction Fest "Research with Confidence: Contacting Experts Despite Imposter Syndrome"
The Picture Book Buzz: Q&A with Soaring 20's Friends
Writing and Illustrating: ONE WISH Book Journey and Giveaway
Writers' Rumpus "Uplifting Trio of New Picture Books"
Kidlit Craft "Mentor Texts & Illustrations"
Storystorm "M.O. Yuksel Plays with POV"
Highlights Foundation Gather, A Kidlit Podcast: M.O. Yuksel and Hatem Aly
More interviews and events coming soon!