Saadia Faruqi and Jasmine Warga


Saadia Faruqi and Jasmine Warga will appear in conversation to discuss their new books A Thousand Questions and Other Words for Home. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream.


Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 7:00pm CDT

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of A Thousand Questions  or Other Words for Home from our bookshop -- if you do, we'll include a bookplate signed by the author for you to place in your book! It's our way of saying "thanks." Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come!

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.

About the Authors:

SAADIA FARUQI is a Pakistani American writer, interfaith activist, and cultural-sensitivity trainer and is the author of the early-reader Yasmin series and A Thousand Questions. She resides in Houston, Texas, with her family.

JASMINE WARGA's debut middle grade book, Other Words for Home, is a Newbery Honor Book. She is the author of the novels for teens My Heart and Other Black Holes, which has been translated into over twenty languages, and Here We Are Now. She lives and writes in Cincinnati, Ohio. You can visit Jasmine online at


Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

Internation shipping is $35.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
A Thousand Questions Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062943200
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020

Set against the backdrop of Karachi, Pakistan, Saadia Faruqi’s tender and honest middle grade novel tells the story of two girls navigating a summer of change and family upheaval with kind hearts, big dreams, and all the right questions.

Other Words for Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062747808
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019

New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book!

A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed.