Taghreed Najjar

Taghreed Najjar is a pioneer of modern children’s literature in the Arab world. A graduate of the American University of Beirut, Taghreed started her career as a teacher before becoming a full time writer of picture books and young adult novels. Her YA novels have been celebrated widely by her readers and various schools in the region have adopted them as part of their curriculum. Her books have been on the White Ravens’ list twice, in 1998 for The Ghoul and in 2014 for Why Not?