Muslim Storytellers Fellowship: 16 Selected

Introducing the cohort of 16 storytellers for our Muslim Storytellers Fellowship

The Highlights Foundation is proud to announce the cohort of 16 storytellers selected for a two-year fellowship program in children’s literature. The fellowship will create space for more diverse and authentic Muslim narratives for children and young adults, and address common misperceptions of those narratives in the children’s publishing industry. Read the program press release here.

Find out more about each storyteller by clicking on their photo.

Ashley FranklinAutumn AllenDiana MaFarhiya Samatar
Fatima SamatarHaneen OriqatHeba HelmyHuda Al-Marashi

Intisar KhananiKhadijah VanBrakleLoretta ChefchaouniMelinda González
Mustaali RajNatasha Khan KaziRhonda RoumaniSelime Okuyan