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S.K. Ali & Aisha Saeed

Once Upon an Eid | Aisha Saeed & S. K. Ali

Once Upon an Eid | Aisha Saeed & S. K. Ali

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STARRED REVIEW *“Thoughtful and uplifting.” ―Kirkus Reviews
STARRED REVIEW *“A range of diverse, multidimensional characters . . . A stimulating, celebratory read.” ―Publishers Weekly
STARRED REVIEW *“A joyous title that radiates love.” ―School Library Journal

A joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by
New York Times bestselling authors Aisha Saeed and William C. Morris Award finalist S.K. Ali, Once Upon an Eid 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 includes a poem, a graphic-novel chapter, and 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
  • Sara Alfageeh

Jubilant and filled with heart, Once Upon an Eid will bring joy to families during holidays and all year round.

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