By Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow , Illustrated by Tiffany Rose, Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 40 pages
Abdul loves to tell stories. But writing them down is hard. His letters refuse to stay straight and face the right way. And despite all his attempts, his papers often wind up with more eraser smudges than actual words. Abdul decides his stories just aren't meant to be written down...until a special visitor comes to class and shows Abdul that even the best writers--and superheroes--make mistakes.
Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow is a Philadelphia-based educator and children's book author. Her works, which center young Black Muslim protagonists, have been recognized and critically praised by many trusted voices in literature, including American Library Association, School Library Journal, and NPR. Her books include Mommy's Khimar and Your Name is a Song, and she is a contributor to the Once Upon an Eid anthology
She regularly features in the Bradford Literature Festival, was commissioned to write an opera for The Mahogany Opera Group, and is also on the panel of judges for the prestigious Young Muslim Writers Awards.
Tiffany Rose is a teacher, world traveler, and the left-handed author/illustrator of M is for Melanin. She is also the illustrator of Abdul's Story and Hurry Kate, You'll Be Late. Tiffany is passionate about creating art and meaningful stories that reflect the everyday experiences of underrepresented voices in children's literature. Tiffany currently lives and works in Shanghai, China. She's a lover of coffee, wanderlust, massive curly afros, and children being their imaginative, quirky, free selves. Visit her at ASouthPawDraws.com.
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