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Saadia Faruqi

Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American writer, essayist and interfaith activist. She writes for a number of publications including the Huffington Post, and is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, a magazine for Muslim art, poetry and prose. Her adult short story collection Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan was published in 2015. She resides in Houston, TX with her husband and children.

Sabdo Purnomo

Sabdo Purnomo is a professional childrens book illustrator. He lives in Indonesia.

Sabina Gibson

<p><strong>Sabina Gibson</strong> is a textile artist known for her soft-sculpture design. She uses her needle and thread to tell stories and brings her animal characters to life through the use of clever photography and delicate homemade settings. In addition to illustrating books like <em>Little Bird, Be Quiet!</em>, by Kirsten Hall, she is the writer and illustrator of <em>Unicorn Magic</em> and <em>Little Wood: Wolfie Paints the Town</em>, among others. Sabina also designs children's products for Crate & Barrel. Follow her on Instagram at @mountroyalmint.</p>

Sabrina Gendron

<strong>Sabrina Gendron</strong> has a degree in visual arts from CĂ©gep de Ste-Foy, as well as 2D/3D animation from Coll&egravege Bart. She loves to work on animation and visual arts projects and has illustrated a number of French-language books. Her art is colorful and lively and will make you want to dive into the worlds she has created. Sabrina lives in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. For more information, visit or follow her on Facebook and Instagram @sab.gendron.

Sabrina Moyle

Founded in 2003 by sisters Eunice Moyle and Sabrina Moyle, Hello!Lucky is a greeting card and design studio that loves nothing more than pushing the envelope with a good pun!<br /> <br /> Eunice and Sabrina live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sacha Cotter

Sacha Cotter writes for television in addition to creating picture book texts. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Visit

Sachiko Yoshikawa

SACHIKO YOSHIKAWA moved to the United States from Japan in 1988 to study art. She has illustrated numerous books for young readers, such as Beach is to Fun, named Best Children’s book of the Year by the Bank Street College of Education, and What is Science?, a finalist in the Children’s Science Picture Book category of the 2007 SB&F Prize.

Sadie Chesterfield

<b>Sadie Chesterfield</b> is the author of dozens of novels for children and teens, including the media tie-in books <i>Mysticons: Prophecy of Evil</i>, <i>Mysticons: Quest for the Codex</i>, <i>My Little Pony: The Movie: The Stormy Road to Camelot</i>, and <i>Minions: The Junior Novel</i>. She lives in California. When she isn't writing, she loves traveling the world, eating delicious food, and hiking in the mountains with her pitbull mix, Ralph.

Saffa Khan

Saffa Khan is an illustrator and printmaker born in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan, and living in Glasgow, Scotland.

Saira Mir

A debut #OwnVoices writer, Saira Mir is a Muslim physician from Washington, DC, who has searched far and wide for books to help her daughter find feminist role models who share her heritage. Saira wrote <i>Muslim Girls Rise</i> for her, and hopes to share it with other children eager to learn more about these extraordinary, path-breaking women.