Interviews and News

Apparel for Authors – talking about author fashion styles here and here! so fun!

Kicking Back with Kick-butt! – an interview with me where I talk about three interesting things I discovered while working on UNSETTLED.

USA Today – Lailah’s Lunchbox is featured as a children’s book that explores immigration, migration, cultural identity and belonging.

NBC News – 12 books featuring Asians that will inspire young girls to know their value

Today.com – “Playful and heartfelt, this is a book about family missed and friendship found, of making mistakes, speaking up, and learning to flourish in a new home,” – Rajani LaRocca

Podcast: Bookish Society Secrets with Jennifer Naughton

KidLit in Color Interview with Aya Khalil and Reem Faruqi: 3 Books in 2021


Muslim Girl – “UNSETTLED” by Reem Faruqi is our Latest Must-Read Book

Q&A With Reem Faruqi, Unsettled – We Need Diverse Books Blog

Podcast: The Middle Geeks Interview: Reem Faruqi and Fahmida Azim of ‘Amira’s Picture Day’

Unsettled by Reem Faruqi on the May/June Kids’ Indie Next List Preview
“A must–read. Nurah is an immediately captivating, inspiring, and courageous protagonist. I only wish I could have read a book like this when I growing up. At once an enlightening and relatable read with a message that cannot be ignored.” – Stephanie Skees, The Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves, MO

“Playful and heartfelt, this is a book about family missed and friendship found, of making mistakes, speaking up, and learning to flourish in a new home,” – Rajani LaRocca says on Today.com

MG Book Village Fast Forward Friday – UNSETTLED

Mr. Schu Reads – Unsettled

Mr. Schu Reads – I CAN HELP

A few Interviews/Articles about Lailah’s Lunchbox:

During Ramadan, Read These 3 Books by Muslim Authors – The New York Times

Teach your kids about Ramadan with these books – Washington Post

Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story – Georgia State University

 Read Little Muslims

How I Got a Book Deal!

Bookwars Review

How I Write Around Children! – Interview by Cynthia from Cynsations!

Guest Post: Inspiration behind Lailah’s Lunchbox! – Bookwars Blog

Author Interview and Future Plans – Blue Minaret

P.S. I’m Muslim! – Atlanta Muslim

Teacher Resources for Lailah’s Lunchbox:

Anti Defamation League Teacher Guide

A Detailed Lesson plan with Adjective Soup activity by Beauty and the Book Collection

A Mentor Text Activity to Asking Higher Level Questions Free Printable from Crafter’s Connection 

To view my published writings, see below!

The Express Tribune: Pyarijan Happy Home Founders Granddaughter Writes A Final Letter

Huffington Post: Cookie Dough Cravings

Huffington Post: The Banished Ones: A Ramadan Reflection

Atlanta Muslim:

Teaching Children the Value of Money

Tis the Season To Be Jolly and Muslim

What My Clients Really Thought of My Hijab 

Photography: Azizah Magazine featuring my photo  which portrays the care with which a child shares a treat.

Race in the American Muslim Community – Azizah Magazine

Layali Webzine ~ page 16 & 17 What Motherhood Taught Me About Photography