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About Tayyaba

Tayyaba Syed is a multiple award-winning author, journalist, keynote speaker, and performer. She readily conducts literary and faith-based presentations for a variety of schools, communities and organizations both online and in-person. 


She has written for 20+ book titles for kids including Encyclopedia Britannica and has had bylines in numerous publications such as NPR, Chicago Parent and Chicago Crescent. Her most recently published works include The Blessed Bananas, a children's picture book, which has won 3 gold literary awards, and her newest board book Hafsa's Kisses.


Tayyaba has traveled extensively sharing her love for reading and writing. She is known to be a fun storyteller, weaving great lessons and heart into everything she does.


She received a teacher certification through the Ribaat Academic Institute and offers many diverse classes online. She lives with her husband and three children in Illinois and enjoys being outdoors, exploring nature, and volunteering in her free time.

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