We are excited to welcome our newest team member, Tayyaba Syed. Tayyaba will be serving as a Creative Developer on the Noor Kids team, where she will be helping craft stories that will help young Muslims across the world learn and love Islam.
Bio: Tayyaba Syed is the author of the award-winning children’s story The Blessed Banana Tree. As a journalist, her work has been featured in numerous publications including NPR. She has co-authored four chapter books in the popular kids’ series called Jannah Jewels. Tayyaba is the Research Specialist for Daybreak Press Publishing and a curriculum consultant for Whitestone Foundation’s Author Development Program. She was selected to present a paper at Georgetown University – Qatar for their 2016 Writing Women’s Lives Conference and travels extensively to share her passion for reading and writing by conducting literary seminars for all ages. Recently, she led a writing intensive at Zaytuna College for Muslims Write Now. Tayyaba volunteers with the youth and is pursuing her Islamic Studies certification through the Ribaat Academic Program. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three young children.
Contact: If you’d like to send a note of encouragement, you can reach her at tayyaba[at]noorkids[dot]com