Great news from Dinara Mirtalipova – Salaam Reads, a Muslim children’s book imprint from Simon & Schuster, has purchased the rights to Rukhsanna Guidroz's Leila in Saffron, illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova. 

From Publisher's Weekly: "Zareen Jaffery at S&S/Salaam Reads has acquired world rights to Rukhsanna Guidroz's (l.) Leila in Saffron, illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova. The picture book follows a Pakistani-American girl named Leila who uses her senses of sight, smell, taste, and touch to cook a family meal with her grandmother and delight in the various items in her grandmother's home that speak to Leila's unique identity. Publication is slated for summer 2019; Wendi Gu at Janklow & Nesbit represented the author while at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, and Chrystal Falcioni at Magnet Arts Collective represented the illustrator."

For: Salaam Reads, Simon & Schuster




Gayle Kabaker's 'Jump!' is featured on the cover of the May 28th, 2018 edition of The New Yorker. The piece is inspired by summer and marks Gayle's fourth cover for the magazine.

Gayle tells The New Yorker: I love the lush, green, rolling hills, the flowers, the lakes and ponds. My photographer husband and I went to our local lake to take reference photos for this cover. It was great fun getting kids to jump for us. Read the rest of the interview here.

For: The New Yorker