Harry N. Abrams
A joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by New York Times bestselling author Aisha Saeed and Morris finalist S. K. Ali Once Upon an Eid
is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid Eid
: The short, single-syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it's waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie, maybe it's the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it's the gift giving and holiday parties to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy
. The anthology will also include a poem, graphic-novel chapter, and spot illustrations.
The full list of Once Upon an Eid
contributors include: G. Willow Wilson (Alif the Unseen, Ms. Marvel
), Hena Khan (Amina's Voice, Under My Hijab
), N. H. Senzai (Shooting Kabul, Escape from Aleppo
), Hanna Alkaf (The Weight of Our Sky
), Rukhsana Khan (Big Red Lollipop
), Randa Abdel-Fattah (Does My Head Look Big in This?
), Ashley Franklin (Not Quite Snow White
), Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (Mommy's Khimar
), Candice Montgomery (Home and Away, By Any Means Necessary
), Huda Al-Marashi (First Comes Marriage
), Ayesha Mattu, Asmaa Hussein, and Sara Alfageeh. Author:
S. K. AliPublisher:
Harry N. AbramsPublished:
8.30h x 5.80w x 1.20dISBN:
Ages 9-12Accelerated Reader:Reading Level:
Middle GradeQuiz #/Name:
510438 / Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim VoicesReview Citation(s): Kirkus Reviews
03/01/2020 pg. 107Booklist
03/15/2020 pg. 64Publishers Weekly
04/13/2020School Library Journal
05/01/2020 pg. 1Shelf Awareness
05/15/2020Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks
06/01/2020Horn Book Magazine
09/01/2020 pg. 80Hornbook Guide to Children
07/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average
About the AuthorS. K. Ali
Aisha Saeed is the author of Written in the Stars, which was a YALSA Quick Pick, and Amal Unbound, which was a New York Times bestseller and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. She is also a founding member of We Need Diverse Books.
is a teacher whose debut novel, Saints and Misfits,
was a Morris finalist, an Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book, and a Kirkus Reviews
Top 10 Teen Novel. Her second novel is Love from A to Z.
Her writing on Muslim culture and life has also appeared in the Toronto Star.