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Aisha Saeed

Aisha Saeed is a New York Times bestselling author. Her books include young adult novels Written in the Stars and Yes No Maybe So (coauthored with Becky Albertalli), middle-grade novels Amal Unbound and Aladdin: Far from Agrabah, and picture book Bilal Cooks Daal (illustrated by Anoosha Syed). Aisha is also a founding member of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and sons. You can find her at aishasaeed.com, at Twitter and Instagram @aishacs, and on Facebook.

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10 Authors Share What Inspired Them To Write Their Books

Do you ever wonder where the idea for your favorite book came from? Was it a personal experience? Or a dream? Or even another book? We were so curious that we rounded up ten of our authors who have shared the true life inspiration for their book. Read on to find out where their stories came from! … Continued
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9 Books to Read During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and 2018 marks the 40th anniversary that it’s been celebrated. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. How are we celebrating? By reading, of course! Read on for 9 great books to add to … Continued
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New Books Available in May 2016

Before you dive into your June reading, make sure you didn’t miss any of these YA books that came out in May!   A Tale of Two Besties by Sophia Rossi: HelloGiggles’ Sophia Rossi’s debut is out in paperback! Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk: A powerful middle grade debut about a girl growing up between world wars. … Continued
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Realistic Fiction That Will Change Your Life

Put on your empathy glasses and look at our world through someone else’s eyes with these great new pieces of realistic fiction.   Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed Reality check moment: When Naila thought she was on a normal family vacation in Pakistan but her parents actually took her there to marry her off. What … Continued
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7 Books That Broaden Your Cultural Horizons

At Penguin Teen, we know that great books take you places. (Okay, so it might be better to actually go to new places, but this way is a lot cheaper.) We also know that the best books take you places you’d never even thought to go. Read on for 7 books that will give you … Continued
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