Muslim Storytellers Fellows Selected

Introducing the cohort of storytellers for our Muslim Storytellers Fellowship

The Highlights Foundation is proud to announce the cohort of 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 AllenAya KhalilDiana Ma

Farhiya SamatarFatima SamatarHaneen OriqatHeba Helmy

Huda Al-MarashiIntisar KhananiKhadijah VanBrakleLoretta Chefchaouni

Melinda GonzálezMustaali RajNatasha Khan KaziRhonda Roumani

Selime Okuyan