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Author & Educator Umm Juwayriyah (Maryam A. Sullivan) and Juwayriyah Ayed Curates 2019 Big Muslim Fiction Book List

Diverse end of the year list of Western Muslim literature published in 2019 by Muslim authors.

West Springfield, MA, January 03, 2020 --( Author and Educator Umm Juwayriyah (Maryam A. Sullivan) and Juwayriyah curated a diverse end of the year list of Muslim children's books, romance, thrillers, mysteries, and literary fiction by Muslim authors in 2019. The fifth annual list is one of a kind in that it is curated by two Muslim authors who are familiar with Muslim publishers and the Muslim authors working to represent Muslims in the literary world.

Read: The Big List of Muslim Fiction Plus More

This year's list features books by over 30 Muslim authors. Some of the authors are self-published while others were traditionally published. The list provides Muslim readers and media alike an opportunity to peruse current publications and to see what Muslims in the West are writing and reading.

Muslim authors who would like to be included on the next year's list are encouraged to submit their work to Author Umm Juwayriyah as early as possible.

About the Author: Umm Juwayriyah (Maryam A.Sullivan) is a native of Springfield, Massachusetts and is a second generation American Muslim urban educator, business owner, and storyteller. She is the author of Tried & Tested, The Size of a Mustard Seed, Hind's Hands - A Story About Autism, and The Princess and the Good Deed. Umm Juwayriyah has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was a recipient of the Lorraine Hansberry Award from Holyoke Community College and a Spirit Award from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Her writing and short stories have been featured in a number of Muslim and non Muslim publications around the world. She is also the Editor-in-Chief for the New England Muslim Women's Association and the founder of the literary initiative #MuslimGirlsRead. Umm Juwayriyah holds a Bachelors degree with honors from Bay Path University and a Masters of Arts degree with honors from Regis University.

Juwayriyah Ayed is a full-time college student, world traveler, avid reader, lover of cats & color palettes, and cheese. She has co-authored two books, "Hind's Hands ~ A Story About Autism" and "The Princess and the Good Deed." She is currently working on her first YA novel.
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