Here is my first published children’s book story! To be posted with updates about this book, please follow its Facebook page here!
The Anti-Defamation League created a teacher’s guide here. Please do check it out!
Lailah’s Lunchbox is on the American Library Association’s 2016 Notable Children’s Book List! We are so honored! Check out the complete list here.
We are also on the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2016 list here by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the the Children’s Book Council (CBC).
The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text.
Delighted to know that we made the list through the selection process!
Lailah’s Lunchbox was also selected to the 2016 ILA-CBC Children’s Choices list, a cooperative project of the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the Children’s Book Council here.
We are on the Skipping Stone Honor List too!
We also were featured on the Anti-Defamation’s Book of the Month list here for November 2015!
From School Library Journal
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
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:
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
Race in the American Muslim Community – Azizah Magazine
Layali Webzine ~ page 16 & 17 What Motherhood Taught Me About Photography
Please Contact me for more writing opportunities at Rfaruqi84@gmail.com or simply comment below!