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Virtual Event with author M. O. Yuksel and illustrator Hatem Aly
Moderated by Alison Green Myers
Monday, Mar 22 — 7:00 PM


Step in and discover all the rituals and wonder of the mosque in this lyrical debut picture book from M. O. Yuksel, with gorgeous artwork from New York Times bestselling illustrator Hatem Aly. A great conversation starter in the home or classroom, this book is perfect for fans of All Are Welcome and The Proudest Blue.

No matter who you are or where you’re from, everyone is welcome here. From grandmothers reading lines of the Qur’an and the imam telling stories of living as one, to meeting new friends and learning to help others, mosques are centers for friendship, community, and love.

M. O. Yuksel’s beautiful text celebrates the joys and traditions found in every mosque around the world and is brought to life with stunning artwork by New York Times bestselling illustrator Hatem Aly (Yasmin series, The Proudest BlueThe Inquisitor’s Tale). The book also includes backmatter with an author’s note, a glossary, and more information about many historical and significant mosques around the world.

Alison Green Myers is the Program Director for the Highlights Foundation. She’s served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, curriculum writer, and school director. She is a National Writing Fellow and an active member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. Alison embraces the comfort of nature, and the compass of books. Her middle-grade novel, A Bird Will Soar, releases in the fall of 2021.