Fatima Shaik

Fatima Shaik


Fatima Shaik is an American author whose writing explores the human spirit and the intersection of cultures. Her YA books include Melitte, The Jazz of Our Street, and, for adults, What Went Missing and What Got Found, which topped Goodreads’ Great African American Short Story Collections list. Her first nonfiction book, Economy Hall: A Radical Memoir (THNOC, Spring 2021), is the true story of a free Black family from the Haitian Revolution to the birth of jazz. She is the co-chair of PEN America’s Children’s and YA Book Authors Committee and serves as a Board member.

Buy Fatima Shaik’s latest book, What Went Missing and What Got Found, on Amazon.

Events with Fatima Shaik

[CANCELED] Good (Grief!) Government: How to Tell Kids When Democracy Goes Right and Wrong

09 May 2020
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10008

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