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Toronto Lit Up: S. K. Ali

May 31 at 7:00pm
Toronto Lit Up banner with the book cover of Misfits in Love and "Book Launch Free Monday May 31 7pm". Includes TIFA, Toronto Arts Council, Simon and Schuster, Another Story Bookshop logos

Join author S. K. Ali on Monday, May 31 at 7pm ET to celebrate the launch of Misfit in Love with Simon & Schuster Canada. The free Toronto Lit Up event will feature a chat with Ali’s fellow author friends Asmaa Hussein, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Fartumo Kusow and Uzma Jalaluddin about all things Misfit in Love. Following the fun-filled author chat, there will be an audience Q&A! 

Misfit in Love is a fun and fresh sequel to Saints and Misfits, which follows Janna Yusuf on her search for love before heading off to college. Janna hopes her brother’s wedding will be the perfect start to her own summer of love, but attractive new arrivals have her more confused than ever. With family drama, old friends and failed plans, Janna’s summer turns out to be super crowded and painfully unpredictable.

Signed copies of Misfit in Love are available for purchase at Another Story Book Shop!

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SK Ali headshotS. K. Ali is the author of Saints and Misfits, a finalist for the American Library Association’s 2018 William C. Morris Award and the winner of the APALA Honor Award and Middle East Book Honor Award; and Love from A to Z, a Today show’s Read with Jenna Book Club selection. Both novels were named best YA books of the year by various media including Entertainment Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. You can find Sajidah online at SKAlibooks.com, and follow her on Instagram @SKAlibooks and on Twitter at @SajidahWrites. Photo credit: Andrea Stenson.

Special Guests:

Asmaa Hussein is a children’s author and runs a publishing company called Ruqaya’s Bookshelf whose mission is to represent the rich diversity of Muslim families, cultures and celebrations. 

Ausma Zehanat Khan is the author of the Khattak/Getty crime series and the Khorasan Archives fantasy quartet.

Fartumo Kusow, author of Tale of a Boon’s Wife, is a teacher, a presenter and a podcaster.

Uzma Jalaluddin is a Toronto Star columnist and the bestselling author of Hana Khan Carries On.

Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 to December 2020, Toronto Lit Up has produced 107 events to launch 131 books by 177 Toronto authors. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.

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