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Aisha Saeed

Aisha Saeed is an author, mama, lawyer, teacher, and maker and drinker of chai. She is also the Vice President of Strategy for We Need Diverse Books. Aisha has been blogging for over a decade and her writing has also appeared in places such as The Orlando Sentinel, BlogHer, Muslim Girl Magazine, and Red Tricycle. She is also a contributing author to the anthology Love Inshallah

While Aisha loves writing about a variety of topics, her main passion lies in channeling her inner teen. Her debut YA novel WRITTEN IN THE STARS will be released in 2015 by Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books. She is represented by Taylor Martindale at Full Circle Literary Agency.

When Aisha isnt writing or chasing her two little boys, you can find her reading, baking, doodling henna patterns, or daydreaming about eight consecutive hours of sleep.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Young Adult Romance
New and upcoming books
February 2025

The Matchmaker
   Written in the Stars (2015)
   Amal Unbound (2018)
   Aladdin: Far from Agrabah (2019)
   Yes No Maybe So (2020) (with Becky Albertalli)
   Omar Rising (2022)
   Grounded (2023) (with others)
   Forty Words for Love (2023)
   The Matchmaker (2025)
Anthologies edited
   Once Upon an Eid (2020) (with S K Ali)
Picture Books show
Non fiction show
Aisha Saeed recommends
The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy (2021)
Anne Ursu
"It’s no secret that Anne Ursu is a gifted storyteller. The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy is intricately plotted and compulsively readable, with characters who will stay with you long after you stop reading. I could not put it down."
The Mirror Season (2021)
Anna-Marie McLemore
"A powerful, harrowing, and important story about trauma, identity, taking back power and the redemptive nature of healing. These characters will stay with me forever. An absolute must read."
Dan Unmasked (2020)
Chris Negron
"Dan Unmasked is about sports and comics but also about the complicated nature of guilt and grief and the healing power of community. A beautiful new addition to the middle grade canon."

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Books containing stories by Aisha Saeed
The Door Is Open (2024)
Stories of Celebration and Community By 11 Desi Voices
edited by
Hena Khan
Hope Nation (2018)
edited by
Rose Brock

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