Episode Twenty-Three: Diversity in Literature with Tayyaba Syed


We’re talking about diversity in Children’s lit this week!  Joining me is author Tayyaba Syed.  Tayyaba is a writer, wife, mother and Muslim woman who is on a mission to give her children and other Muslim kids mirrors in the books they read.  We chatted about why this is important, what she’s found as she started exploring how Muslim’s were represented in literature and the way things are changing.

Connect with Tayyaba!  Find more info about her on her website, or follow her on instagram or facebook!  And be sure to check out her books, particularly The Blessed Bananas.



Also mentioned on the show:

The Blessed Bananas by Tayyaba Syed

Ms. Marvel (Muslim superhero)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl