Muted No More: Speaking Out In Fiction with Tami Charles, Sharon G. Flake and Sabina Khan

We're so excited to cohost an incredible panel of authors for Muted No More: Speaking Out In Fiction with I Read YA. Tami Charles (MUTED), Sharon G. Flake (THE LIFE I'M IN), and Sabina Khan (ZARA HOSSAIN IS HERE) will be in conversation, with Andrea Davis Pinkney moderating. You can order the books below and watch the event on I Read YA's YouTube channel here.


Tami Charles is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books for young readers, including the picture book All Because You Matter (illustrated by Bryan Collier) and the novels Like Vanessa and Becoming Beatriz. In her teens and early twenties, Tami enjoyed a taste of fame as a member of an all-girl R&B trio. They performed for Boyz II Men, BET, and Showtime at the Apollo, and had a one-hit wonder on the radio. After college, Tami worked as an educator for thirteen years before pursuing her childhood dream of becoming an author. For more information on Tami and Muted, visit and

Sharon G. Flake exploded onto the literary scene with her novel The Skin I'm In, in 1998, and was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Since then she has become a multiple Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award winner and many of her novels have received ALA Notable and Best Books for Young Adults citations from the American Library Association. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Please visit Sharon's website at

Sabina Khan writes about Muslim teens who straddle cultures. She was born in Germany, spent her teens in Bangladesh, and lived in Macao, Illinois, and Texas before settling down in British Columbia with her husband, two daughters, and the best puppy in the world. Visit her online at

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Event date: 
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Muted Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338673524
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

The Life I'm In Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338573176
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: Scholastic Press - January 5th, 2021

Zara Hossain Is Here Cover Image
Available to order- email
ISBN: 9781338580877
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: Scholastic Press - April 6th, 2021