Type of Artist:
Official World Book Day author
Talk: Can deliver to any size group about I am Thunder or Kick the Moon or both. (Readings included and Q&A)
Workshop 1: Representation Matters – creating your own protagonist/antagonist that pushes boundaries and challenges stereotypes
Workshop 2: Creating your own comic book super hero – what powers matter the most to you and why? What do you want your hero to fight for?
DetailsPreferred age range:
Maximum number in any one session:
No of sessions per day:
Max 3, preferably 1 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.
Talk: 45-50 minutes plus additional time for Q&A
Workshops: 45-60 minutes. (writing paper and drawing paper is required)
Book signing: 20 minutes
Areas prepared to travel to:
London based but happy to travel anywhere if overnight expenses are met.
Public transport and taxis where appropriate
Please email us for details
Yes (I am a qualified secondary maths teacher. I became a full time author at the end of August 2019)
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
I Am Thunder (Macmillan)
Kick The Moon (Macmillan)
“Muhammad attended our Warwickshire Secondary Book Award Ceremony this year as his book, 'I am Thunder,' was shortlisted for the Award. We had approximately 300 students and their teachers/librarians attending our Award Ceremony. Muhammad spoke to the audience for about 15 minutes about his books, what inspires him, how he writes etc. He also took part in our book signing after the ceremony, where the students were all very eager to meet him and have their books signed. Muhammad was a wonderful speaker, he really engaged the students and was articulate, eloquent, funny and made you think. We had fantastic feedback from schools after the event, who really enjoyed hearing and meeting all the shortlisted authors. I would highly recommend Muhammad to Authors Aloud.”
– Angela Edwards (SLS advisor) firstname.lastname@example.org and Stella Thebridge (Principal Librarian), Warwickshire Library Service, email@example.com
"Muhammad's visit with our entire Year 9 group at Glenthorne High School was electrifying, he generated conversation amongst our students and staff long after the event ended. His talk was sharp and funny, not to mention politically and socially relevant to our students. I highly recommend Muhammad for any school visit!"
- Lucas Maxwell (Librarian of the Year 2017), Glenthorne High School firstname.lastname@example.org
“Muhammad is an inspiring speaker to listen to, no matter who what age you are or your own experience of the world. His story and inspiration behind writing I Am Thunder is an emotional journey. He speaks from a position of truth and from experience of working with so many young adults, and as a result has a sound perspective on issues facing young teens such as toxic masculinity, bullying and Islamophobia - all subjects which he touches on in his writing. I would 100% recommend seeing Muhammad do his author talk - he’s a captivating voice in British YA fiction and will, without doubt, inspire you and the young people who meet him.”
- Amber Ivatt, Publicity Manager Macmillan Children’s Books email@example.com
Please can I have use of a projector for my PowerPoint displays. A microphone would be great for larger groups.