S. K. Ali

S. K. Ali was born in south India and immigrated with her family to Canada as a young child. Ali not only writes and creates visual art, she is a school teacher based in Toronto.

Fiction (Young Adult)

Love From A to Z

New York: Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2019.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

When [Zayneb] gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.

Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her.

Then her path crosses with Adam’s.

Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister.

Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.

Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals. .

Fiction (Young Adult)

Saints and Misfits: A Novel

New York: Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2017.
PS8601 .L52 S35 2017

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Saints and Misfits is an unforgettable debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life…starring a Muslim teen.


S. K. Ali’s personal website

Publisher Salaam Press / Simon and Schuster