Virtual Q&A with Author Saadia Faruuqi

Monday, August 9

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Ages 7-12

Read the middle grade book A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi at home, then dive into discussion and activities with other kids before talking to Saadia herself on Zoom! 

Register with to get the Zoom link — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

Mimi is not thrilled to be spending her summer in Karachi, Pakistan, with grandparents she’s never met. Secretly, she wishes to find her long-absent father, and plans to write to him in her beautiful new journal.

The cook’s daughter, Sakina, still hasn’t told her parents that she’ll be accepted to school only if she can improve her English test score—but then, how could her family possibly afford to lose the money she earns working with her Abba in a rich family’s kitchen?

Although the girls seem totally incompatible at first, as the summer goes on, Sakina and Mimi realize that they have plenty in common—and that they each need the other to get what they want most.