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Hatem Aly

Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured on television and in multiple publications worldwide. His work 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. Find him online at metahatem.com.or follow @metahatem

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

Reviews

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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Awards

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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Shortlisted for the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2020 with ‘Eating Chips with Monkey’, written by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S. K. Ali, published by Andersen Press.

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