Saadia Faruqi - Saving Sunshine - at Conn Ave

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 10:30am

Teenage twins Zara and Zeeshan constantly bicker, belittling each other’s interests and each other.  But on a family vacation to Florida, they discover that although one is an animal rights activist and the other an amateur astronomer, they share the same fears and feelings of isolation.  While saving the life of a loggerhead turtle, the siblings come to realize that their twin is one person who will always have their backs.  As always, beloved author Saadia Faruqi captures the emotions of growing up Muslim and the exclusion many children face in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel. 

Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American author and interfaith activist. She writes the popular children’s early reader series “Yasmin” and other books for children, including chapter books, graphic novels, and picture books.  Saadia is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, a magazine for Muslim art, poetry and prose, and was featured in Oprah Magazine in 2017 as a woman making a difference in her community. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband and children.   

Ages 8-12

This event is free to attend and open to the public, however, reservations are required for school groups interested in attending. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
In-House School Event
Child & Teen
Saving Sunshine By Saadia Faruqi, Shazleen Khan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Saadia Faruqi, Shazleen Khan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250793812
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: First Second - September 5th, 2023