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Hatem Aly

Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator.

His work has been featured on television and in multiple publications worldwide. Hatem’s illustrations ranges from editorial illustration to children’s books , storyboards and comics. He currently lives in New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people.

Hatem Aly is represented by James Burns — to work with Hatem please email James


This personable, sensory love letter to a range of children’s mosque experiences will engage new learners and resonate with those already familiar.

“Young readers are welcomed to a mosque brimming with faithful family, friends, and community. Both text and art convey some tenets of Islam and emphasize the mosque’s role as a place for faith and celebration.” - The Horn Book Guide

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“Aly’s bright illustrations pair well with Yuksel’s words, ending with a beautiful spread of children staring at readers, waving and extending their hands: “You are welcome in my mosque.” The variety of mosques included suggests that each has its own unique architecture, but repeating geometric patterns and shapes underscore that there are similarities too.”

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Yasmin the Scientist, illustrated by Hatem Aly was a finalist at The 2022 Cybils Awards in the Early Chapter Book category. Written by Saadia Faruqi, published by Picture Window Books.

In My Mosque, illustrated by Hatem Aly won The 2021 Nerdies in the Best Nonfiction Picture Books category. Written by M. O. Yuksel, published by Farshore.

Winner of the Diverse BookFinder Family Favorites Tournament for ‘The Proudest Blue’. Written by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S. K. Ali and published by Andersen Press.

Finalist in the Cybils Awards: Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards for ‘Yasmin the Gardener’, published by Picture Window Books.

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