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Alya Hameed

When she isn't editing, chasing her toddler around the house, or experimenting with recipes, Alya is usually submerged in a book. She holds an M.A. in Children's Literature from SDSU; she's also held a quidditch match before—her skills are clearly wide and varied. These days, she's lucky to be able to write in tiny pockets of time. Find her on Twitter: @SimplyAlya.

Why I Read MY FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR to My Son’s Preschool Class

When you get to read to your child's class, what book do you choose? This Rioter chose a book that's both representational and inclusive.

4 Stories To Adapt After THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR

These ghost stories are so cinematic and haunting that this reader thinks they deserve adaptations (or newer spins on current adaptations), including The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson.

Literature in the Korean Drama BECAUSE THIS IS MY FIRST LIFE

This Rioter discovered something even more absorbing than the Korean drama she couldn't get enough of: the literature it featured.

Why I Started Reading Pakistani Feminist Poetry

Only recently did I encounter Pakistani feminist poetry. But it has kindled a desire to lose myself in these powerful feminist perspectives.

4 Books That Make Astonishing Use of Maps

These alluring novels take readers beyond the perimeter of the typical map, featuring unique maps that serve as more than mere reference material.

15 Harry Potter Quotes on Love That Will Always Resonate

A roundup of some of the best Harry Potter quotes about love for your crush, partner, or your Valentine's Day card to yourself.

Understanding My Child’s Needs Through Books

This Rioter finally figured out that the books her toddler is choosing to read with her reflect his current interests and his emotional needs, too.

Books for Young People Inspired by the Words of the Year

One reader took a look at some of 2019's words of the year and matched them with timely children's books for readers of all ages.

Beyond Hope and Whimsy: Complex Themes in KidLit

Beyond hope, reading children's books is about understanding a complex world from a kid's perspective, and learning about ourselves in the process.

30 Books for 30 Days of Ramadan

30 books for every day of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. From children's Ramadan books to adult reflections, there is something for everyone.