We know that our youngest readers rise with the sun—and we are here for it!

Join us on Saturday, May 27, at 9 am for Morning Stories at Booksweet (1729 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor), featuring author Aya Khalil, reading from her picture books The Night Before Eid and Our World Egypt. Aya will also answer kid’s questions about what it’s like to be an author and lead a creative activity.

This event is FREE and open to all. Your Eventbrite RSVP is so helpful to our planning.

About Aya Khalil //

Aya Khalil is an award-winning author and freelance journalist. Aya and her books have been featured in Oprah Daily, Teen Vogue, Yahoo!, Book Riot and USA Today. Her writing has been published in The Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Toledo Area Parent and many others. Her debut picture book The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story, has won numerous awards and honors. ​She is also the author of a board book, Our World: Egypt, and The Night Before Eid: A Muslim Family Story, a picture book about three generations of Egyptian-Americans bonding over a special Eid treat. Her forthcoming book, The Great Banned-Books Bake Sale, tells the tale of a girl and her classmates finding out their school district has banned diverse books and they organize a bake sale and protest. Aya is a Muslim Highlights Foundation Storyteller and a co-founder of Kidlit in Color, a group of traditionally published BIPOC creatives who nurture one another, amplify diverse voices, and advocate for equitable representation in the industry.