Guest Post: Inspiration on Writing Lailah’s Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi

Here’s my Guest Post on the Bookwars site! Thank you for the feature!

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Ramadan, a month of fasting observed by Muslims around the world, starts around June 18th this year and what better time than now to introduce you via this guest post to Lailah’s Lunchbox, a picturebook about Lailah, her lunchbox, and Ramadan. Here to talk about her book and the inspirations behind it is Reem Faruqi.


61x80imSllL._UX250_Reem Faruqi used to teach second grade and her favorite time was Read Aloud time. Now, as a stay-at-home-mom, her favorite time is still Read Aloud time. Of Pakistani origin, she moved from Abu Dhabi to Peachtree City, Georgia when she was 13 years old.

She based her first children’s book Lailah’s Lunchbox on her own experience as a young Muslim girl immigrating to the United States. Reem loves doodling, writing, and photography and photoblogs at Currently, she lives with her husband and two daughters in Atlanta.

Her picture book, Lailah’s Lunchbox

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