Rani’s Remarkable Day Virtual Storytime with Saadia Faruqi and Anoosha Syed

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 10:00am

This event will be hosted online. See event for details.

We hope you’ll sit in with your little one for a storytime with the author and illustrator of Rani’s Remarkable Day, the story of a strong-willed princess full of wordplay, heart, and humor set in a vibrant South Asian–inspired world, from two award-winning picture book creators.

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About the Book
A modern South Asian princess, sparkling writing, lots of humor, and just the right amount of conflict come together for a clever and enchanting friendship story.

Rani lives in a luxurious palace full of busy adults, but she's lonely. Being the only princess in the kingdom is boring, tedious, dull. She has no one to play with—except her baby brother, who doesn't count!

So one morning, Rani decides to leave for the beach in search of adventure. She's sure it will be the opposite of her life in the palace: wonderful, marvelous, fun! But in the world outside the palace walls, Rani isn't a princess anymore, she's just a kid who's not so great at building sandcastles. And what she finds there is something she didn't even know she was looking for: a friend.

Set in a vibrant South Asian–inspired world, this story of a strong-willed princess from two award-winning picture book creators is full of wordplay, heart, and humor.


About the Author:
Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American author, essayist and interfaith activist. She is the author, with Laura Shovan, of A Place at the Table, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book. Her book Meet Yasmin!, the first book in an early reader series about a Pakistani-American girl, received starred reviews, and she is also author of the adult fiction book Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan. She lives with her husband and children in Houston, Texas, where she is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, a magazine for Muslim art, poetry, and prose.
About the Illustrator:
Anoosha Syed is a Pakistani-Canadian illustrator who has worked on over twenty picture books. She is also a character designer for animation and her past clients include Google, Netflix, and Disney Jr. Anoosha has a passion for creating charming characters with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Visit her at www.anooshasyed.com

Rani's Remarkable Day By Saadia Faruqi, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Saadia Faruqi, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780358536772
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Clarion Books - May 30th, 2023