Physician Saira Mir was inspired to write Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time to share stories of her real life heroes with her daughter. The book, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel, is a collection of 19 biographies of modern-day Muslim women and their contributions to culinary arts, fashion, sports, government, science, education, and activism.
Dr. Mir feels that the Noyes Library for Young Children is so important because “libraries are doors to the world. My best childhood memories were at my local library. Science has proven time and again the importance of early reading for lifelong success. The Noyes Library is a priceless resource to foster literacy and nurture a healthy, happy community.”
Dr. Mir’s nostalgic book favorites include Jamberry, Where the Sidewalk Ends, the Magic Schoolbus, and anything by Roald Dahl. She is currently a member of the debut picture book author group called The Soaring 20’s.
Read more about Dr. Mir at HERE. Check out her books at Montgomery County Public Libraries.
(getting to know our local authors and illustrators)