The Library will celebrate Teen Read Week (October 7-13) with a special visit from Aisha Saeed, author of Written in the Stars. This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Join Aisha Saeed for a discussion of Pakistan, forced marriage, and her journey to becoming an author. Books will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of The Friends of the Library. Registration is not required.
Aisha Saeed is the author of several books for young people. Written in the Stars was listed as a best book of 2015 by Bank Street Books and a 2016 YALSA Quick Pick For Reluctant Readers. The middle grade novel Amal Unbound received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus and is a Global Read Aloud for 2018. She has a forthcoming picture book, Bilal Cooks Daal. Aisha is also a founding member of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books™.